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Managing Student Finances

GradGuard Tuition Insurance

Quinnipiac University partners with GradGuard™ to supplement our refund policy and offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment our students and their families have made in higher education. This coverage strengthens and broadens the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a student withdraws for any covered medical reason at any time during the semester. Quinnipiac does not receive compensation for providing this benefit.

About Tuition Insurance with GradGuard

What happens when a student’s education is disrupted by an unexpected injury or illness? Quinnipiac University partners with GradGuard to supplement our refund policy and offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment our students and their families have made in higher education. The GradGuard Tuition Insurance Plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events which force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason. Helping families get the most out of the Quinnipiac University experience is always our top priority.

What is Tuition Insurance?

Tuition Insurance provides peace of mind by reimbursing tuition costs beyond the university’s refund policy if a student withdraws at any time during the semester for a covered reason, such as:

  • Serious injury or illness, such as mononucleosis, a severe head injury or illness from an endemic/pandemic

  • Chronic illness, such as diabetes or an auto-immune disorder

  • Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety

Tuition insurance is optional. The agreement is between the student and GradGuard. Quinnipiac is not a party to the agreement. The insurance must be purchased by the last day of the add/drop registration period.

How much does tuition insurance cost?

Tuition insurance costs 1.10% of the covered expense and must be paid at the time of purchase.

What are the benefits of tuition insurance?

  • Protects up to 100% of the student’s investment in higher education and other covered school-invoiced fees

  • Provides a reimbursement of tuition payments and other school-invoiced fees after a withdrawal for a covered illness or injury at any time during the semester

  • Includes a Student Life Assistance hotline to help students and their families take care of emergencies and unexpected issues

  • Broadens the school’s existing refund policy

 

GradGuard Tuition Insurance FAQs

Tuition insurance reimburses a student for tuition costs if a student withdraws at any time during the semester for a covered reason, such as:

  • Serious injury or illness, such as mononucleosis, a severe head injury or illness due to endemic/pandemic

  • Chronic illness, such as diabetes or an auto-immune disorder

  • Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety

Students are not required to purchase tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is optional. Quinnipiac does not receive compensation for providing this benefit.

The cost of coverage is 1.10% of the amount insured. For example, $27,000 in coverage will cost $297. Tuition insurance must be paid upon purchase through Self-Service. We recommend students call GradGuard (866-724-4384) to determine their coverage amounts and calculate the cost. Quinnipiac does not receive compensation for providing this benefit. This preferred rate is available to you because you're a Quinnipiac student.

The university continues to monitor the risks of COVID-19, but the tuition insurance does not cover expenses if the university shuts down due to COVID-19. This insurance does not cover adjustments, disruptions or withdrawals due to changes in university operations as a result of COVID-19, such as changes to instruction delivery methods, the availability of housing and dining plans, or other adjustments to campus operations. Tuition insurance does cover withdrawal from the university for a covered reason, which includes personal illness from COVID-19.

No. Tuition insurance only covers expenses when a student withdraws from all of their classes during the term for which they purchased tuition insurance.

Tuition insurance can be purchased right in Self-Service when the student or proxy reviews their invoice and makes a payment.

Call 1-888-427-5045 to begin the claim process.

To get the claims process started, students should mail, fax, or email the following documents:

  • Completed/Signed Claim Form

  • Institution Validation Form—included in claim package sent to student but needs to be completed by the school (verifies that the student completely withdrew from school and confirms amount paid/refunded)

  • Physician Statement Form if withdrawing due to medical reasons

  • Hospital Admission/Discharge papers if student was hospitalized

  • Proof of Payment

If all the information is provided, GradGuard will provide a response in 7–10 business days.