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Tuition Protection Insurance

Tuition Insurance Protection Plan

Linfield University is pleased to announce we’ve partnered with GradGuard to offer a "OPTIONAL Purchase" Tuition Protection Plan from Allianz Global Assistance (GradGuard).  We believe it’s important our students and families have access to affordable protection for their major investment in higher education. Protect your education—and future—today at GradGuard.

Enrollment in coverage can be purchased by selecting it when setting up a payment plan on your Nelnet Student Account Portal through Nelnet or you can purchase directly by visiting GradGuard. This plan is completely optional and you would purchase in your Nelnet Student Portal at the beginning of the semester and pay them directly for the plan. 

This plan offers families an easy, affordable way to protect the investment they have made, and to help ensure if something unforeseen happens they can still fulfill the dream of a lifetime.  Signing up for tuition insurance coverage significantly extends and enhances the University's published refund policy to help alleviate any unexpected costs associated with an emergency resulting in a students need to leave in a middle of a semester.  This plan is recommended by the University for families with concerns about medical or mental health issues that may result in a student taking a medical leave during a semester.

For more information about the Tuition Insurance Protection Plan please visit GradGuard or contact their Customer Service at  1877-794-6603

In order to add tuition protection insurance the user must either:

Coverage Amounts and Costs of Coverage:

Recommended Semester Coverage for 2024-2025: $25,000

  • $10,000 = $120.00 / Semester
  • $15,000 = $180.00 / Semester
  • $20,000 = $240.00 / Semester
  • $25,000 = $300.00 / Semester
  • $30,000 = $360.00 / Semester

To calculate other amounts than what is listed above: The premium amount is calculated at a premium rate of 1.10% of the amount of coverage you would like to purchase. For example: $30,000 x 1.10%=$360.


Please call 1-800-426-5252 to begin the claim process.

To get the claims process started, our customers simply have to mail, fax, or email the following documents:

  • Completed/Signed Claim Form
  • Institution Validation Form—included in claim package sent to customer
    • This needs to be completed by the school (verifies that the student completely withdrew from school and confirms amount paid/refunded), and once it is completed by Linfield, it will be sent back to the student to file their claim with GradGuard. Linfield does not file any claims, just verifies the information of your claim.
  • Physician Statement Form if withdrawing due to medical reasons
  • Hospital Admission/Discharge papers if student was hospitalized
  • Proof of Payment

If all the information we need is there, we’ll provide a response in 7–10 business days.