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Tuition Refund

Northwestern offers a private insurance program, provided by A.W.G. Dewar, Inc., that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and families with insurance protecting against unexpected medical leaves or withdrawals. This program is voluntary and is offered as an additional resource to Northwestern families.

Northwestern’s policies regarding tuition refunds may vary based on school or program, as well as the underlying situation. Please see the links below which provide detail about Northwestern’s policies:

Dewar's Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) supplements Northwestern’s published refund policies. The coverage provides a refund for any costs (tuition, room and board, and certain other fees/charges) applied to the quarter, even if Northwestern's own refund policy may not apply. The proceeds may be used to pay any educational loan, or the money may be refunded to the family directly. Full details on the insurance plan are available here:

For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Marshall Hammer, Director of Risk and Insurance, at 847.491.5084 or elizabeth.marshall@northwestern.edu.