Rutgers logo
University Finance and Administration

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 illness, injury, and mental health conditions.

GradGuard Tuition Insurance Plans purchased prior to the first day of class can provide coverage for when an insured student completely withdraws from school for the covered term due to a medical illness. 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.

Students can now enroll in GradGuard Tuition Insurance Plans in Nelnet QuickPay! Click here for enrollment instructions. RBHS students must enroll directly via GradGuard. Tuition insurance can be purchased via e-check and credit or debit card.

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