TIAA Cref Login at Online Registration and Login page

Welcome! If you have a retirement account through TIAA-CREF, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know to access and manage it online. My goal is to explain the login and account recovery process in a clear, conversational way.

Creating Your Online Account

Getting started with TIAA-CREF is simple – just visit their website and register for online access:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “New User Access”
  3. Follow the step-by-step instructions to:
    • Create a username
    • Set up security questions
    • Establish a password

Once your account is set up, you’ll be able to conveniently access your balance, transactions, statements and more 24/7.

Logging In

  • To log into your account, just:

    1. Visit
    2. Enter your Username and Password
    3. Click “Log In”
  • If you forget your password, click “Forgot Password” and follow the Reset instructions.

  • If you forget your username, click “Forgot User ID” to recover it.

That’s the basics! Logins and password resets are simple with TIAA-CREF’s helpful step-by-step process.

Key Account Management Capabilities

With your online account, you can:

  • Check your balance – View up-to-date totals across all of your TIAA-CREF retirement products.
  • Review transaction history – Verify contributions, transfers, dividends and more.
  • Access statements and tax forms – Download monthly statements and annual tax documents.
  • Update personal info – Change your address, phone number or email.
  • Adjust investments – Redistribute future contributions between investment options if available.

So in just a few clicks, you have access to all of your essential account details and management tools.

Get Help from TIAA-CREF’s Customer Support

If you ever have questions or issues accessing your online account, TIAA-CREF’s customer service team is available with extended hours:

  • Phone: 800-842-2252 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 10:00pm ET)
  • Website:

The bottom line – with online account access, managing your TIAA-CREF retirement funds is convenient and straightforward. This step-by-step guide covers everything you need to get logged in and take control of your account. Let me know if you have any other questions!