Office of Student Accounts

Tuition Protection Insurance

Tuition Protection Insurance and Student Life Assistance

Helping families get the most out of your Oberlin College experience is always our top priority. That's why we've partnered with GradGuard  to make the Tuition Protection Plan and Student Life Assistance available to our families.

Tuition insurance protects the investment your family has made in your education in case you need to withdraw due to an illness, injury or mental health disorder. This coverage encompasses and expands upon our current refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, housing and other payments if a withdrawal occurred for any covered reason at any time during the semester.

Included in the Tuition Protection Plan is Student Life Assistance. This is a FREE, 24-hour hotline service that makes sure students and parents feel supported in emergency situations. For example, if a student is admitted to a hospital, we can make travel arrangements for parents to visit, get the student home after treatment or arrange to have the student's car driven back home.

Learn more at  or call 1-877-794-6603.  The deadline to apply for the Fall term is August 28, 2024.  The deadline to apply for the Spring term is February 2, 2025.

Oberlin College Refund Schedule

Students who withdraw from the college or who take a medical leave once the semester has started, will be refunded tuition based on the following schedule from the start of classes:  

  • During the first 2 weeks: 80% refund
  • During the 3rd week: 60% refund
  • During the 4th week: 40% refund
  • During the 5th week: 20% refund
  • After 5 weeks to the end of the semester: 0% refund.