Barnard College




July, 2021

Dear Students, Parents and Guardians:
Given the substantial commitment that students and their families make to underwrite a course of study at Barnard, we are concerned that you protect your financial investment in the educational enterprise. Of particular concern is the student who suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave the College before a semester is completed. Accordingly, we are pleased to offer for the 2021/2022 academic year the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP), as a way of protecting your investment at a reasonable cost.

This is a private insurance program that supplements the College's refund policy for complete withdrawals. Subscribers are assured a refund of Barnard tuition, fees and room charges throughout the term, even though Barnard's own refund policy may have expired at the time of withdrawal. An 80% refund applies to covered charges for medical withdrawals. The chart below is a sample illustration of how the Tuition Refund Plan works to complement Barnard's complete withdrawal policy:

Date of Medical
10th Day of Term91%0%91%
25th Day of Term77%3%80%
50th Day of Term54%26%80%
After 65th Day0%80%80%

We hope that this voluntary insurance plan may be of assistance to you. Please read the coverage section carefully to determine its suitability for your needs. If you wish to participate in the Tuition Refund Plan online, you must submit the application before the first day of classes, September 9, 2021 for Fall 2021 or January 18, 2022 for Spring 2022. Applications cannot be accepted after these dates.

If you have questions, please contact Ragan Lower at Dewar (617) 774-1555.


Minerva Read

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

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