Colleges & Universities
Exemption From Contributions
Application for exemption must be made within 30 days of employment following each period of nonexempt employment. All eligible student employees must complete an Exemption From Contributions for Student Employees form. The exemption remains in effect until the student employee terminates employment as a student employee or until contributions are made on compensation paid by the same employer, whichever occurs first.
Exemption forms are available to universities and colleges by calling 1-888-535-4050. All applicable sections of the form must be completed by the employee. The lower portion of the exemption form must be completed by the employer and filed with STRS Ohio.
Exemption From Membership
A request for exemption from STRS Ohio membership and contributions must be made, in writing, jointly by the employer and the educator. For additional information, see the membership section of the Employers Manual.