Hofstra University




October 2021

Dear Students and Parents:
Given the substantial financial commitment that students and their families make to pay for a Hofstra University education, it is increasingly important to protect your investment. Of particular concern are students who, due to illness or accident, may be required to withdraw from classes and leave school during a semester. In many instances, it means not only the loss of time invested in studies, but also the loss of funds already invested in a particular semester's costs. Hofstra University would like to make you aware of an optional insurance program, the Tuition Refund Plan (“TRP”), through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., which can help minimize your investment loss.

The semester cost for the TRP is $181.00 for all Hofstra students.

TRP is a private program that supplements Hofstra University's tuition refund policy as published in the University Bulletin. Subscribers are eligible for a refund throughout the term, even when Hofstra University's own refund policy may have expired at the time of withdrawal. A 70% TRP refund applies to covered physical illness, injury and mental health withdrawals. Costs covered by the TRP program include tuition only. Room, board, medical insurance premiums, laboratory fees and other miscellaneous fees and fines are not covered.

The chart below shows how TRP works to complement the University's current tuition refund policy:

Coverage Schedule
Prior to the 1st day of classes100%0%100%
1st week of classes100%0%100%
2nd week of classes75%0%75%
3rd week of classes50%20%70%
4th week of classes25%45%70%

Participation in the Tuition Refund Plan is entirely optional. Please note this insurance plan is made available for your convenience at your option. Hofstra University is not associated with nor has received any benefit from A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. or Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company, but we urge you to read the coverage section concerning the Plan. Should you decide to participate online, you must submit the application and payment by the first day of classes. Online applications cannot be accepted after the start of the semester. Please call Dewar with questions at 617-774-1555.


Deborah Mulligan
Executive Director of SFS
and University Bursar

For more information, please click coverage.
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