Tuition Insurance

A serious illness or accident that forces a student to leave Occidental before the semester is completed can be financially costly. To protect against this possibility, Occidental offers the optional Tuition Refund Plan.

This optional insurance plan, administered by GradGuard, protects your educational investment by reimbursing tuition, room and board charges should you need to withdraw from school due to a personal illness, accident, mental illness or nervous disorder.

This plan extends and enhances the College’s published refund policy.  You are assured a refund throughout the term even after Occidental’s refund policy has expired. 

This plan is optional, but if you wish to participate in the plan, it is vital that you submit an application with payment directly to GradGuard before the first day of classes.  For further information regarding the plan please contact GradGuard at 888-541-4843 or customerservice@gradguard.com.