Finances

Whether you're just starting a career or preparing for retirement, it's important to understand how to reach your financial goals. To help you on the path toward financial health, UC Berkeley offers classes on a wide range of topics from budgeting basics to saving for retirement.

Whether you’re a long-term employee or just getting started in your career, it’s important to take an active role in planning for a secure retirement. UC offers education and counseling to support you along the way — all available at no cost to you.

myUCretirement.com

Online tools help you review your retirement readiness and model the impact of different choices.

Retirement benefit classes and webinars

Attend a free onsite class or webinar to learn about your retirement benefit and savings options and get answers to your questions. A schedule of upcoming classes and webinars is available online.

Pathway to Retirement events

UC offers this special educational event to help UC faculty and staff have the financial security to enjoy all that retirement brings. Expert speakers present important topics to help you retire with confidence, including finding fulfillment in retirement, income planning, UC benefits, Social Security strategies and navigating the UC retirement process.

These events are designed for anyone thinking about retirement and how to best prepare for this significant life change; spouses and partners are encouraged to attend.

Personal retirement counseling

UC offers you one-on-one, personal help with your retirement benefits decisions — available at no cost to you. Meet with a Retirement Planner by phone or in person, when and where it’s convenient for you. Just let the representative know if you need assistance in a language other than English; consultations are available in over 140 languages.

Schedule online or at (800) 558-9182

Retirement Administration Service Center (RASC)

RASC counselors can answer your retirement benefit questions and guide you through the retirement process. Contact RASC by phone at (800) 888-8267 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. PT).