You can easily roll the assets of your Defined Contribution Plan account into an individual retirement account (IRA), an eligible employer plan or another qualified plan if you leave STRS Ohio-covered employment before retirement eligibility. Your withdrawal amount will include both your contributions and vested employer contributions credited to your account, plus any investment gains or losses. This is the only STRS Ohio plan that offers this feature during the first five years. If you have been a member for less than one year, you will receive only your contributions and the earnings on those contributions.

See the Account Withdrawal section for more information.