Webinar: 70% Growth in Medical Withdrawals Reported in National Survey

January 27, 2020 1:00:00 PM EST / by GradGuard

If your college or university is like the 70% of institution's who recently completed a national survey, your campus is seeing a rapid growth in student medical withdrawals.

Please join the co-founder of GradGuard, John Fees, to review the results from the 2019 survey titled "Trends and Best Practices for Managing Student Withdrawals & Tuition Refunds."

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The webinar provides a preview of the 2019 survey results from179 institutions, representing approximately 1.8 million students. The research was administered by HigherEdStudy during December 2019. Participants in the study are representatives of student financial services, bursars, and student health administrators.

The 2019 survey builds upon similar research conducted in 2015 and 2017, and as a preview, reveals important trends. Four key findings that are noteworthy appear below.

2019 survey trends chart v2

The 2019 study also reveals a new benchmark for the following:

  • 70% of schools surveyed report a growth in student medical withdrawals - up from just 42% in 2015.
  • 98% of schools surveyed agree or strongly agree that they are required to disclose the institutions refund policy to students - up from 62% in 2015.
  • 49% of schools surveyed actively disclose their refund policies to students - up from only 20% in 2015.
  • The number of schools surveyed that report to provide 100% refunds to students for tuition and fees who complete a medical withdrawal declined to 6% - down from 23% in 2015.

Topics: Enrollment Management, Best Practices by Colleges, college completion, tuition refunds, Higher Education, Bursars,, nacubo,, business operations,, Research


Written by GradGuard

GradGuard’s mission is to help schools protect the investment in higher education of the students and families they serve. Each student deserves the opportunity to succeed and protect their investment in college. By protecting students and their families from risks from college life, GradGuard helps reduce the cost of college and promote greater student success. GradGuard's modern tuition and renters insurance programs are valuable student benefits available through a network of more than 330 colleges and universities. Since 2009, GradGuard's insurance programs have protected more than 700,000 students and families. For more insights on #collegelife follow @GradGuard

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