Tuition Insurance

A student’s academic success depends on their physical and mental health. At GW, we have multiple systems in place to support a student’s wellbeing, including our CARE Team and Student Health Center’s various services. However, unfortunately, sometimes a student may need to leave GW before the semester is completed. In many instances, this means not only the loss of time invested in studies but also, due to the current level of educational costs, a significant financial loss. We certainly hope this does not happen, but we know that it does occur and we want your family to be prepared.

To mitigate the financial impact of such an occurrence, the university offers a tuition refund plan for your consideration. Starting in Fall 2022, this plan will be administered by GradGuard and will protect your educational investment by reimbursing up to 100% of tuition, room, and board in the event of a medical or mental health withdrawal, based on your level of coverage. Please note that your financial aid award may affect refunded amounts. This annual plan significantly extends and enhances GW’s published refund policy as stated in the University Bulletin. You are assured of a refund throughout the term even after GW’s own refund policy has expired.

For more information, please visit the GradGuard website.  

Tuition insurance is available for purchase via Student eBill or directly from GradGuard  via their website or by calling 877-794-6603.  Tuition insurance must be purchased prior to the start of each  fall and spring semester to cover tuition and other covered expenses for corresponding term.


Q. How much does it cost?

A. The tuition insurance coverage cost varies based on your level of coverage. If you would like to purchase more or less insurance than the amount offered in Student eBill for your program, please contact GradGuard directly via their website or by calling 877-794-6603. 

Q. How do I sign up?

A. There are three options to sign up for tuition insurance coverage:

  1. Add on your tuition insurance coverage via the Insurance option in Student Account eBill.
  2. Visit the GradGuard website and sign up online.
  3. Call GradGuard directly at 877-794-6603.
Q. What is the deadline to sign up?

A. The deadline to sign up for coverage is the day prior to the start of a semester. Coverage must be purchased for each semester in which you would like to participate in the plan. 

If you have any questions about this plan, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or contact GradGuard directly at 877-794-6603.