Macalester College




July, 2016

Dear Macalester Students and Parents:

I would like to bring to your attention a tuition refund plan (T.R.P.) which will be offered to Macalester students again this year by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. This is a private insurance program that supplements Macalester's refund policy. It insures the refund of eighty five percent of tuition, fees and applicable room and board charges if due to illness or accident, a student takes a leave of absence or withdraws after the beginning of the fall or spring semester. The insured costs for the 2016/2017 academic year are $61,905 for students living on campus and $50,639 for those living off campus. Please note that the insurance covers financial aid recipients as well. This can assist you in repaying outstanding loans, in addition to crediting grants and scholarships for future use.

The chart below indicates how this program supplements the College's own refund schedule for a semester's charges should you withdraw due to illness, accident or mental health condition:

If the Withdrawal Occurs DuringCollege Refunds (1)The T.R.P. RefundsStudent Account is Credited
1st - 7th Class Day90%0%90%
8th - 17th Class Day50%35%85%
18th - 33rd Class Day25%60%85%
After 33 Class Days0%85%85%

(1) Please refer to the College Catalog regarding room and board refunds.

Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan offered by A.W.G. Dewar is entirely optional, and the College's refund program is applicable whether or not you enroll in the T.R.P. We urge you to read the coverage section and consider the suitability of the T.R.P. for you. Should you decide to participate in the Dewar Plan online, you must submit the application and payment to Dewar by the opening day of classes, August 31, 2016. Online applications cannot be accepted after that date.

If you have questions about the Plan, please address them to A.W.G. Dewar at 617-774-1555.


Mary Johnson
Director of Student Accounts

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