Refund of Teacher Retirement System (TRS) Contributions
Former university employees may request a refund of TRS retirement contributions if all employment with the university ceases. Complete Part I of the TRS 6 form, Notice of Final Deposit and Request for Refund, have it notarized, and send it to Payroll Services. Part II will be certified by Payroll Services and the form will be forwarded to TRS after the final deposit or adjustment has been reported to TRS. This typically occurs by the tenth day of the month following the last day of employment.
Per TRS regulations on Eligibility for Withdrawal of Member Contributions, Payroll Services cannot forward the form to TRS until all employment with the university ceases, regardless of the position held with the employer. For additional information, The Teacher Retirement System of Texas provides a brochure for Requesting a TRS Refund (PDF).