DROP Interest Rates

Once you complete DROP, your DROP account begins earning interest. Members earn interest on their DROP accounts based upon when they were eligible to participate in DROP.

Members eligible for DROP participation before January 1, 2004:

These DROP accounts earn 0.5% less than TRSL’s actuarially realized rate of return. Interest rates vary from year to year. No minimum interest rate is guaranteed by TRSL.  Interest is posted annually (based on daily compounding), usually in February. Quarterly DROP statements are available online in January, April, July, and October through Member Access.

Members eligible for DROP participation on or after January 1, 2004:

These DROP accounts earn interest at the liquid asset money market rate less a 0.25% administrative fee. This rate is similar to the rate paid by financial institutions on regular savings accounts. Interest is posted monthly. View your DROP account online in Member Access.
 
DROP Interest Rates (from 1993 to present)
Fiscal Year Ended June 30

DROP Interest Rate for members
eligible before January 1, 2004

DROP Interest Rate for members
eligible on or after January 1, 2004

2017 8.65% 0.2214%
2016 6.17% 0.0595%
2015 10.76% 0.0000%
2014 12.64% 0.0000%
2013 12.91% 0.0000%
2012 4.55% 0.0001%
2011 5.94% 0.0047%
2010 0.00%* 0.01%
2009 0.00%* 1.32%
2008 4.65% 3.98%
2007  14.70% 4.88%
2006  15.15% 3.72%
2005 9.37% 1.48%
2004 9.35% 0.67%
2003  0.00%* --
2002  0.00%* --
2001  0.00%* --
2000 17.13% --
1999  13.49% --
1998  20.28% --
1997  12.32% --
1996  16.59% --
1995 5.22% --
1994 8.70% --
1993  11.98% --
*According to a 2002 state attorney general opinion, when the DROP interest rate is less than zero, then no interest will be posted to the DROP account.
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