Insurance Programs


The State provides premiums toward health insurance on the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment. The amount varies based on the coverage selected. Optional Benefits include Alternate Basic Life, AD&D, Dental, Vision, and Long Term Disability.

Time Off


Employees receive 12 to 15 holidays per year.


Vacation leave can be used after six months of Texas State employment.  Faculty who have a 12-month appointment are eligible for vacation.  Vacation accrual rate increases according to years of Texas State service.


Sick leave accrual and eligibility for its use begins on the first day of employment.  Sick leave accrues at eight hours per month.

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Benefits

You may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time.

Betterment Program

Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Employee Betterment Program after completion of three months of regular employment.

TAMU-CC is proud to provide access to other high-quality benefits that support professional and educational goals.  Please see the Tuition Benefits page for additional information.

Retirement Plans

Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS)

Each month the employee contributes 8% of earning to TRS and the state contributes 7.75%.

Optional Retirement Program (ORP)

Faculty and eligible administrative/professional staff may elect to participate in ORP. Each month the employee contributes 6.65% of earnings towards ORP and the state contributes 6.6%. 

The State Contribution to retirement programs is subject to change.

Wellness Resources

Work/Life Solutions

The Texas A&M University System is proud to offer Work/Life Solutions to eligible employees.

Wellness Opportunities

Use of gym facilities for employees at a set fee per semester.  Wellness Programs include reimbursement program, free walking program and Free Friday entry into Dugan Wellness Center.  Faculty and Staff also are granted Work-Release Time with Supervisor approval.

Islanders Be Well To Excel

Campus based programs that encourage wellness at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.


Betterment Program

Employees are eligible for tuition reimbursement through the Employee Betterment Program after completion of three month of employment.

Discount Plan

Employees of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi receive discounts to various cellular phone companies, wellness programs, local area businesses and more.



After two years of service, full-time non-faculty employees receive longevity pay of $20.00 per month. Longevity increases at the end of each two-year period thereafter.

Hazard Duty Pay

Commissioned peace officers in a hazardous duty position are entitled to hazardous duty pay of $10 per month for each 12 month period of accrued lifetime service credit. 


Adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi is a premier coastal destination for many around the world.

Corpus Christi provides exceptional recreational opportunities such as windsurfing, cycling, fishing and sailing, just to name a few. Corpus Christi is located just a couple hundred miles from other major Texas cities like Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Laredo and Brownsville. So exploring Texas is within reach right from our "Sparkling City by the Bay". And with a local population of just over 325,000, Corpus Christi provides both the convenience of a major city with the atmosphere of a quaint coastal town.

Corpus Christi is home to multiple outdoor activities including Beach to Bay relay marathon (the largest relay marathon in the United States), Conquer the Coast cycling event, the Texas Jazz Festival, the largest FREE jazz festival in Texas, Festival of the Arts, the Greek Festival and Dia de los Muertos Street Festival.