Planning for Retirement

Successful retirement requires planning. To help you create a complete retirement plan, this section explains how to determine when you are eligible for retirement, what happens to your benefits in retirement, and your income options in retirement.

To learn more about preparing for retirement:

General Personal Counseling

As you face your retirement from the University of Michigan, you may wish to explore personal or career concerns you have related to this significant life transition. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) is a resource that assists faculty and staff with a range of life issues.  Licensed counselors are available to meet with you, listen to your experience and consider options or resources.  The service is confidential and at no charge to you.  For further information or to arrange an appointment contact FASAP at or call 936-8660.