Purchase of prior service credit

Active members of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) may be eligible to purchase qualifying prior service credit, which can increase their retirement benefits or help them reach retirement eligibility earlier. Purchasing service credit under the VRS changes only the amount of service used to determine VRS retirement benefits, and has no effect on employment records, leave accruals, or any other benefits.

Please view the VRS website for more information and time frames. For questions or further assistance with the purchase of prior service application, contact VCU Human Resources at benefits@vcu.edu.