Duke has partnered with GradGuard to offer the Tuition Protection Plan to our students and families to minimize the financial losses incurred when a student suffers a serious illness or accident and has to leave Duke before the semester is completed. This elective insurance program provides significant coverage for tuition, room and board charges.*
Tuition Protection Plans are in place for the following programs:
Undergraduate (Trinity & Pratt Engineering)**
Duke Law School
Fuqua School of Business
Weekend Executive MBA
Global Executive MBA
Tuition insurance strengthens and broadens the scope of our existing refund policy and can provide reimbursement for tuition, housing and other fees associated with your educational costs. This can be especially beneficial when a student experiences a medical situation during the semester causing them to pause their academics to focus on their health (medical leave).
Coverage is purchased by semester, and can be adjusted based on a student’s type of enrollment, financial aid, housing, etc. Please use the Grad Guard website to calculate your coverage needs.
The deadline to purchase the Tuition Protection Plan is the day before each semester begins.
Please contact GradGuard directly at (877) 794-6603, if you have any questions regarding the Tuition Protection Plan. For more information, or to enroll, please visit https://gradguard.com/duke (link is external).
*coverage is limited to tuition and undergraduate room and board charged by Duke University.
**This policy would cover study abroad programs paid through Duke. If you are paying tuition and fees to the host institution, please contact the host institution to determine if tuition protection options are available.