Faculty Early Retirement Program

What is the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP)?

FERP allows tenured faculty to be granted a service retirement and continue to be employed full-time for one semester in the academic year or to be employed half-time both semesters in the academic year for a maximum of five years.

To compare FERP to another transitional program, also see Pre-Retirement Reduction in Time Base (PRTB).

See Article 29 of the CFA-CSU Agreement for more information.


Eligibility for FERP

Tenured instructional faculty, librarians, and counselors who have reached the age of 55 and have decided to retire, but have not yet done so, are eligible to apply for FERP.