Instructions for Refund of your Retirement Contribution
If you are a former University of Iowa faculty or staff member requesting a refund of retirement contributions, you must contact the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, P.O. Box 1259, Charlotte, NC 28201, or call (800) 842-2776. If an alternate company is involved, please contact them directly.
Applicants for refund should be aware that companies will only grant a refund request which has been approved by The University of Iowa.
When applying for a refund from TIAA/CREF, the following information should be furnished.
- Social Security number
- Termination date of employment
- Mailing address
- Indicate that employment was at The University of Iowa
Request for a refund should not be made until after termination of employment. Please note: termination of employment means that you no longer receive any form of salary or wage compensation from The University of Iowa eligible for TIAA/CREF contributions.
Upon receipt of your request for a refund, TIAA/CREF will send you a computer-generated letter. The University sends TIAA/CREF notice of terminations on a monthly basis. It will then take three to four weeks until your refund is completed.