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Tuition Protection Plan (GradGuard) 

Helping students get the most out of their Rutgers experience is the university’s top priority.  

Rutgers University has partnered with GradGuard to make the Tuition Protection Insurance Plan available to students and families. The plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events that force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason, including mental health conditions and illness from epidemic and pandemic diseases.

GradGuard Tuition Insurance Plans purchased on or after February 18, 2022 now include the Epidemic Coverage Endorsement, which can provide coverage for when an insured student completely withdraws from school for the covered term due to becoming ill with any epidemic or pandemic disease, including COVID-19 and Monkeypox.

This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline for students and parents. 

The deadline to enroll in GradGuard is the day before classes begin each semester. 

Learn more about the tuition protection plan here. Call GradGuard at 1-866-724-4384 and review FAQs for assistance with any questions that you may have.