PREP for Retirement Now


You wouldn’t send students into SATs without suggesting they take a prep class or two, so why leave your financial future to chance without taking steps to prepare?

Sign up now for one of our fall Pension & Retirement Education Program (PREP) seminars to learn about financial planning and preparing for retirement. No matter how close or far you are to retirement, these full-day programs will give you loads of information on how your pension works, how to save for retirement, and even how to re-create your life post-retirement.

Fall session dates and locations can be found on the Pension & Retirement Education Program page. Scroll down and select PREP Schedule. There is no fee to attend and your spouse/companion is welcome to join you. However, advance registration is required and sessions fill up fast, so don’t delay.

There are two ways to make a reservation:

  1. Sign up online using your MyNYSTRS account. (After logging into your account, select
    My Tools > Schedule Appointments), OR
  2. Call NYSTRS at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6180 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

The program, held on multiple dates in various locations around the state, begins at 8 a.m. with check-in and light refreshments and concludes at 3:30 p.m. Stay for the whole day or just attend the portions of most importance to you at your stage of life. The typical day’s schedule is found on the PREP page.

If you make a reservation but cannot attend, please call to cancel so that we can offer this spot to another member. You can also cancel through your MyNYSTRS account. 

The schedule for winter/spring PREP sessions will be posted in mid-December and in mid-May for summer sessions.

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