The Tuition Refund Plan coverage will continue to respond to student medical withdrawals as it always has providing the University remains open and operating. Medical withdrawal coverage will pay benefits if an insured student needs to completely withdraw during a term and loses academic credit due to contracting the virus. Students who are quarantined and have withdrawn because there is concern that they may have the virus, but have not been diagnosed with the virus, are not covered under the Plan. It is important to note that the Tuition Refund Plan does not provide coverage for fear of contagion. Please feel free to contact Dewar at (617)774-1555 with any questions.
Dewar Tuition Insurance Plan
An investment in education today is substantial; usually the second largest investment to purchasing a home. To help protect your investment, Santa Clara University has partnered with AWG Dewar, Inc., to provide protection from loss of funds paid toward tuition should a student need to withdraw from school for medical reasons. This is an extremely low-cost plan that could literally save you thousands of dollars!
Undergraduate students enrolled full time are automatically enrolled in the Tuition Refund Plan (The Plan). The quarterly charge will appear on the fall, winter, and spring billing statements. The cost of The Plan is $70 per quarter; $210 for the academic year. The Plan covers 80% of tuition charges, less any refund or credit due from the University, for diagnosed medical or mental health withdrawals. The Plan does not cover fees or room and board. Refunds may be affected by financial aid award adjustments. Undergraduate students who do not wish to participate in The Plan can opt out by waiving coverage for the entire academic year through the website: https://www.tuitionprotection.com/scu. The charge for The Plan will be credited to the student account following the successful completion of the waiver by the deadline. The deadline for completing the waiver is September 20, 2020.
Law, Graduate and JST students can enroll in the tuition insurance plan directly by going to the Dewar’s website at: https://collegerefund.com/. Enrollment must occur prior to the first day of the term. The Plan for Law, Graduate and JST students covers 80% of tuition charges, less any refund or credit due from the University, for diagnosed medical or mental health withdrawals.
The unexpected happens so be prepared!
Why did the University change to an Opt-out program from an Opt-In for the A.W.G. Dewar’s’ Tuition Insurance Plan for undergraduate students?
Due to the increase in medical and mental health incidences across the country, the University changed to an Opt-out program to ensure an affordable option for our students and their families to protect their investment in their education.
What is the cost of the Tuition Insurance Plan for undergraduate students, enrolled in 12 units or more, for the 2020-2021 academic year?
Due to the delay in the tuition increase for the fall 2020 quarter announced by Father O’Brien on August 5, the premium for the fall quarter is $67. The premium amount for winter and spring is $70 per quarter. The annual cost of The Plan is $207. A $67 charge will be posted to the student account for the fall quarter and a $70 charge will be posted to the student account for the winter and spring quarters.
What if I don’t wish to purchase the Tuition Insurance Plan?
A student can Opt-out of The Plan by completing an online waiver prior to the first day of the fall quarter. The deadline for opting out for the fall 2020 quarter is September 20, 2020. You can complete the waiver form for the academic year at the following website: https://www.tuitionprotection.com/scu.
Do I have to waive the Tuition Insurance Plan every term?
No, if the waiver is completed by the deadline it applies for the academic year.
What if I complete the online waiver for the academic year and then change my mind and want to enroll in the upcoming quarters?
Students can contact A.W.G. Dewar directly via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call them at (617)774-1555 for assistance with reversing the waiver. However, you must contact Dewar prior to the first day of the quarter for them to reverse the waiver. Waivers will not be reversed once the academic term has officially begun.
Will I receive a confirmation from Dewar’s after I complete the waiver?
If you completed the waiver by the deadline, you will receive an email confirmation from Dewar’s advising that you have completed the waiver to opt-out of The Plan.
What does the Tuition Insurance Plan cover?
The Plan covers 80% of your out of pocket tuition costs. It does not cover fees or room and board.
Does The Plan reimburse student loans?
Yes, The Plan reimburses 80% of student loans applied towards out of pocket tuition costs.
Can Law, Graduate or Jesuit Theology students purchase the Tuition Insurance Plan?
Yes, the University continues to partner with A.W.G. Dewar and offer tuition insurance for Graduate, Jesuit Theology, and Law students. The premium rate is dependent upon the cost of tuition. Graduate, Jesuit Theology, and Law students can obtain information and enroll directly at the following website: https://collegerefund.com/. Enrollment must occur prior to the first day of the term.
Will I receive a copy of The Plan?
No, The Plan terms are not sent to the students. Please contact A.W.G. Dewar to obtain information about or a copy of The Plan.
Does Santa Clara receive any monies for students enrolled in The Plan?
No, the University does not receive any remuneration from enrollment in The Plan by Santa Clara students. The University has partnered with A.W.G. Dewar Inc., for over 25 years to offer this well-priced tuition insurance plan to help protect our students’ and their families’ education investment should a medical incident occur that requires the student to withdraw after the University’s Tuition Refund Policy.