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Phone: (509) 963-1202
Fax: (509) 963-1733

Voluntary Investment Plan & Deferred Compensation Program

CWU offers two optional, pre-tax retirement savings plans:

1) Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP) – a 403(b) plan administered by Fidelity
2) Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) – a 457 plan administered by the Department of Retirement Systems

Voluntary Investment Plan (VIP)

Enroll or change contributions in the Voluntary Investment Plan online.

Deferred Compensation Program (DCP)

Enroll by mailing the DCP Quick Enrollment Form (PDF) to: DRS – DCP, PO Box 48380, Olympia, WA 98504-8380

Maximum Contribution Limits for 2022

The maximum annual contribution limit for 2022 is $20,500. If over age 50, the limit is $27,000. This maximum may be met separately in the VIP and DCP. CWU reserves the right to stop or return VIP or DCP contributions to prevent over-deferrals.


VIP: Funds may only be withdrawn after age 59 1/2 or after separation from employment. Penalty for early withdrawal may apply.
DCP: Funds may be withdrawn after separation from employment or under special circumstances.

The University cannot provide investment advice to employees.

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