As part of the North Carolina University system, UNC Asheville strives to help employees financially prepare for the future with a wide array of retirement plans. For more information, please see UNC Guide to Investing.

Permanent, probationary, or time-limited employees working at least 30 hours per week for nine months per year on a continuing basis are required to participate in a retirement program. As part of these programs, the employee is required to contribute 6 percent of their gross salary into a retirement program in which they are eligible. The university does provide a contribution to each of these programs on behalf of the employee.

In addition to mandatory requirements, UNC Asheville offers a wide array of supplemental retirement options. Because the university does not contribute to these plans, the employee is 100 percent vested. A wide variety of investment options are available including both pre-tax and Roth options.

Services available to retirees