There are many life events that can disrupt a student’s college education, but none more severe than the loss of a parent. Given the severity of such a disruption, it is startling how...Read More
Nearly 400 colleges and universities trust GradGuard to protect their students and institutions through our exclusive tuition and renters insurance programs.
We connect the dots between disparate data points & research studies.
We showcase best practices and trends used to mitigate risks.
We design solutions that benefit students and enable schools to protect and attract students.
The Coronavirus pandemic has created a massive disruption in higher education and brought greater attention to the risks of investing in college. GradGuard's tuition insurance is the...Read More
It's not uncommon for higher education staff to find themselves inundated with appeals for medical withdrawals. It's a burdensome process that's also difficult on students and families....Read More
Tuition insurance exists to provide a refund for a covered medical withdrawal when colleges and universities don't. The best way for college students, families, and school officials to...Read More
Insurance is often one of those things we forget about until we need it. June 28 is National Insurance Awareness Day, and it's a good time to evaluate the risks of college life.Read More
2018 has been a milestone year for GradGuard.Read More
GradGuard, an authority at designing and implementing student benefit programs that help schools to attract and retain students, is pleased to announce that Wimer Alberto, Assistant...Read More
Requiring students to live on campus has many benefits, but it also creates an often unforeseen risk for students and their families. In fact, published research supports this...Read More
Over the past few years, GradGuard has often shared a terrific book by Tina Seelig, What I Wish I knew When I Was 20.Read More
This year GradGuard has engaged HigherEdStudy to complete the research report on 2019 Trends for Managing Student Withdrawals & Tuition Refunds.Read More
Since Bill Suneson and I founded GradGuard, we have always been focused on providing useful insights to the trends facing higher education.Read More
Each year, our GradGuard team makes an effort to update key data regarding campus safety and crime. We review Clery Act reports as well as other sources of data such as the FBI's...Read More
There continues to be a growing interest in how schools manage the risks associated with the management of summer camps & conferences. This is a timely topic and one that GradGuard's...Read More
College students have a lot of stuff with them on campus, and they're often expensive items that aren't easily replaced. It's no surprise laptops or bicycles are stolen or damaged from...Read More
A lot of learning is done in college, in and outside of the classroom. One of the biggest things students learn to do is how to live on their own. Sometimes, living on your own might...Read More
It's been several years since medical appeals were taking a great toll on Wheaton College, when claims for withdrawals were handled internally. A tuition insurance provider would...Read More
It's no secret there are some big differences between living on or off campus. For many students, moving off campus can feel like a bigger transition than moving on campus, simply...Read More
Student Housing Operators looking to protect their property and increase profitability are smart to consider GradGuard’s off-campus renters insurance program.Read More
There's no doubt this summer has shown how the pandemic continues to create risks and challenges in higher education. Perhaps one of the biggest concerns is the lack of awareness...Read More
GradGuard's list of exclusive integrated campus payment programs continues to expand, with the latest announcement of a partnership with Transact Campus Inc. The joint collaboration with...Read More
When Bill Suneson and I co-founded GradGuard, we had a shared vision that we could reduce the risk of college by creating relevant insurance programs that were designed to benefit...Read More
GradGuard built a dynamic technology platform that manages speciality insurance programs in the complex eco-system of higher education.
Easy to implement voluntary student benefit program
No cost to schools
Turnkey and tech enabled enrollment process
GradGuard student benefit and insurance programs are designed to assist colleges in addressing essential activities to their mission. Since 2008, GradGuard’s insurance programs have protected more than 650,000 students and families.
Recruitment: GradGuard benefits provide confidence to students and their families that the school is committed to providing relevant protections to what is often the 2nd largest investment in a families life.
Retention: GradGuard tuition and renters insurance products help students overcome unexpected financial losses due to medical events or property losses.
Revenue: GradGuard's insurance programs pay for losses due to student medical withdrawals and property losses so the school does not have to.
Reputation: We enable schools to be completely transparent about institutional policies, refund polices and resident liability.
GradGuard applies our knowledge of higher education, risk management and digital technology and to develop and distribute insurance and benefit programs that help schools attract and retain students. Acting as the exclusive collegiate market program manager with our selected underwriters, GradGuard executes all consumer marketing & enrollment processes.
Schools who agree to provide GradGuard's digital enrollment process, provide greater value and protection to their students than is ordinarily available.
GradGuard's advanced technology integrations with leading technology providers enable students to make an active choice to protect themselves within the billing, housing and student health waiver processes.
GradGuard works with leading insurance brokers, student loan companies, enrollment consultants and other firms to support their strategic objectives.
GradGuard works closely with schools and partners to mitigate the unique risks facing institutions, students and families.
Student Health Plan: GradGuard continues to evaluate how to address the student health insurance needs of college students and new graduates. We continue to seek relevant solutions and aim to relaunch Student HealthPlan.com in the future.
Higher Education Loan Protection: GradGuard has deep knowledge of the student loan industry and aims to work with schools to attract students through a tuition guarantee that will pay the cost of student loans in the case a graduate is under-employed.
Tuition Continuity Plan: GradGuard has worked to create a student benefit that will enable students to pay for the entire cost of college in the unexpected death of a tuition payor / parent. The benefit is included within the cost of college, similar to how term life insurance is provided to employees.