Amherst College




Dear Students and Parents:
Given the financial commitment that students and their families make to underwrite a course of study in higher education, we are actively engaged in finding ways to protect the financial investment of Amherst families. One concern is for those students who, through illness or accident, leave the College in the middle of a semester with a subsequent loss of funds invested in that semester. Accordingly, Amherst is pleased to bring to your attention a tuition refund plan (TRP) offered by A.W.G. Dewar (Dewar), Inc. to Amherst families as a way of protecting their investment.

This is a private, optional insurance program that supplements the Amherst refund policy as published in the College catalogue. Subscribers are assured a refund of tuition within the terms of the Plan for medical withdrawals, even though Amherst's own refund policy may have expired at the time of withdrawal. All medical withdrawals under the program are insured at 70% of the applicable tuition portion of the comprehensive fee previously paid to Amherst for that semester. Any family wishing to insure a reduced amount of tuition may do so by using the calculator on the application page.

We strongly urge you to carefully read the coverage section and assess the program's suitability for your needs. If you wish to participate in the program online you must submit the application and premium by January 23, 2017. Online applications cannot be accepted after this date.

As noted above, this is a private program that is not provided, or administered, by the College. Thus, payments for this program are submitted directly to Dewar and not sent to the College. Receipt of funds at the College will not satisfy the deadline for funds being received by Dewar and could therefore jeopardize participation in the program.

Please note that this program is not available when a student studies away from Amherst. Depending on the circumstances, alternative arrangements may be made for coverage during that semester by communicating directly with Dewar.

If you have any questions about the TRP, please contact Jack Strain directly at Dewar at 617-774-1555.


Stephen Nigro

For more information, please click coverage.
For cost and enrollment form click application.

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