Changing Your 403(b) Retirement Plan Contributions

Mandatory Employee Contributions (Eligible Faculty & Staff):

About Mandatory Contributions

Regular faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the 403(b) Plan upon meeting the one-year-of-service eligibility period of employment. Upon attaining eligibility, the University contributes 10% of your regular salary to the plan, and you are required to contribute a Mandatory Employee Contribution of 5% of your regular salary to the plan. Consult this page for more information about mandatory contributions.

How to enroll

Each faculty or staff member, upon attaining eligibility, will be automatically contacted by an HR benefits specialist regarding mandatory contributions enrollment.

See the University of Notre Dame 403(b) Enrollment Guide (PDF).

Voluntary Employee Contributions (all Faculty and Staff):

About Voluntary Contributions

A voluntary contribution is any amount contributed to the 403(b) Retirement Plan above what is mandatory for eligible faculty and staff. All faculty and staff, whether exempt, non-exempt or temporary, may make voluntary contributions beginning at the time of hire or anytime thereafter. Consult this page for more information about voluntary contributions.

How to enroll

Faculty and staff who make (or wish to make) voluntary contributions to the University of Notre Dame 403(b) Retirement Plan personally manage their voluntary contributions online.

To begin, change or cancel your voluntary contributions:

  1. Log in to
  2. Follow the Contribution Amount link under Quick Links.

For help, see the how-to guide (PDF), or call a Fidelity representative at 877-963-0242.

For answers to questions, contact:
200 Grace Hall
Phone: 1-574-631-5900
Fax: 1-574-631-8263

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