Goucher College




June, 2016

To Our Students and Families:
Given the substantial financial commitment that students and their families must make to pay for a Goucher College education, we have become increasingly concerned about finding ways to help you protect this investment. Of particular concern are those students who, because of a personal medical reason, may be required to leave school during a semester. They face a loss of time invested in studies and also the loss of funds already invested in that semester's cost.

We are pleased to offer you a Tuition Refund insurance Plan through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. which will minimize the financial portion of a loss. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for Tuition, Mandatory Fees, and Room charges. The costs insured for the 2016-2017 academic year average $50,698 (or $43,416 for off campus students).

This plan significantly extends and enhances the College’s published refund policy. If a student withdraws because of a personal illness or accident, the Plan returns up to 100% of the insured term Tuition, Mandatory Fees, and Room (up to 75% if the withdrawal is due to a mental health condition) even after the College’s policy has expired. Please note that the insurance will refund charges net of any proration for financial aid and any refund issued by the College.

The chart below shows how the Tuition Refund Plan works to complement the College's current refund policy for Tuition and Mandatory Fees. The College's Room refund policy is 100% through week 1, then 0%. The Tuition Refund Plan would then refund 100% of the Room charge for withdrawals after Week 1.

Week of
College's Tuition
Refund Policy:
Tuition & Fees
The Tuition
Refund Plan:
Tuition & Fees
Week 1100%0%100%
Week 290%10%100%
Week 375%25%100%
Week 450%50%100%
Week 525%75%100%
After 5th Week0%100%100%

A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. has managed the Plan since 1930, and they have offered it to Goucher College students for the past 25 years. We suggest that you carefully read the coverage section concerning the Plan. It is vital that those parents and students who wish to participate online submit their application by the first day of classes, August 29th. Applications cannot be accepted after this date. If you have questions, please call A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. at 617-774-1555.


Jeanne Strickler

For more information, please click coverage.
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