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Tuition Insurance

With the level of education costs increasing, we have had a concern for the student who suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave Vanderbilt for medical reasons before the semester is completed. In many instances it means not only the loss of time invested in studies, but also the loss of the semester's costs.

We are pleased to advise you of an insurance program, the Tuition Refund Plan (T.R.P.) offered by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., which will minimize the financial portion of the loss. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition and housing charges. The tuition for academic year 2020/2021 will be $52,780.00 and the estimated housing charges will be $11,540.00.

This Plan significantly extends and enhances the University's published refund policy. Even after the University's policy has expired, you are assured of up to a 80% refund throughout the semester. This is especially beneficial when you are forced to withdraw and then return for a later semester. The chart below illustrates how the Tuition Refund Plan complements our refund schedule for tuition charges.


If the Withdrawal
Occurs During:
Week One 100% 0% 100%
Week Two 90% 0% 90%
Week Three 85% 0% 85%
Week Four 80% 0% 80%
Week Five 75% 5% 80%
Week Six 65% 15% 80%
Week Seven 60% 20% 80%
Week Eight 50% 30% 80%
Week Nine 45% 35% 80%
Week Ten 40% 40% 80%
After Week Ten 0% 80% 80%

We are pleased to offer the Tuition Refund Plan as an option for students and parents. It is an inexpensive form of protection, and we urge you to carefully read the enclosed information concerning the Plan. Should you decide to participate, it is vital that you return the application by August 23, 2020. For your convenience, you may also visit for information or to apply online. If you have questions about the Tuition Refund Plan, please contact Andrew Martinson with A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. at (617) 774-1555 .