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Tuition Insurance

Trinity University offers the Tuition Refund Plan (TRP) to supplement the University’s published refund policy. This elective insurance plan provides coverage for tuition, room, board and activity fee charges, less amounts covered by financial aid, that are not refundable under the University’s published refund policy.

All undergraduate students are billed $377 in July for the 2019-20 academic year, which includes both the Fall and the Spring semesters.  To have the charge reversed, you MUST submit an online tuition refund plan waiver.  The waiver is available beginning July 10 through August 28 at

Students entering or returning from leave in January will be billed for spring and summer coverage.  Waivers may be submitted online before the end of add/drop in January.

TRP covers approved withdrawals from the University as a result of serious illness, mental disorder, nervous disorder, accident, or death. The chart below illustrates how the TRP complements Trinity’s published refund schedule for tuition charges:

If the Withdrawal Occurs: 

  Trinity Refunds T.R.P. Refund Student Receives
Through the last day of Add/Drop 100% 0% 100%
Beginning the day after Add/Drop and for the next eight days 50% 50% 100%
Beginning on the 9th day after Add/Drop 0% 75% 75%

If you withdraw from classes because of a personal injury or sickness, the TRP will return;

  • 75% of your semester tuition and fees, or 
  • 75% of your semester tuition and fees if the withdrawal results from a psychological/emotional condition.

Any student for whom the loss of a semester's tuition and fees would represent a significant financial hardship should consider the TRP. The annual premium for the 2019-20 year is $377.00. Please note that the deadline to decline TRP is the last day of the add/drop period each fall semester. If you are enrolling as a new student or a re-admitted student in the spring semester, you must request to be enrolled in the TRP plan prior to the last day of the add/drop period for the spring semester.


Injury and sickness withdrawals: Tuition, fees, room and board are refunded at the rate of 75% for the insured semester, less any refund or credit due to you from the University, provided that your physical condition is certified by a licensed physician and that forces you to withdraw from classes completely for the balance of the term.

Psychological/Emotional withdrawals: Tuition, fees, room and board are refunded at the rate of 75% provided you have withdrawn from classes completely as the result of a psychological/emotional condition.

Conditions of Coverage

TRP covers tuition, fees, room and board for a full academic year. Off-campus housing, meals, and fraternity or sorority charges cannot be insured. 


TRP does not cover war or any acts of war, whether declared or undeclared; the use (unless prescribed by a doctor) of any drug, narcotic or agent which is similarly classed or has similar effects; taking part in a riot; failure to attend classes for any reason other than injury or sickness; withdrawal when the student receives credit for an incomplete semester; suicide or intentional self-inflicted injury or sickness; initiating, taking part, or being active in a nuclear reaction, nuclear radiation, or radioactive contamination.


Claim forms with full instructions are available in Student Financial Services . Claims should be reported within 30 days from occurrence, or as soon as is reasonably possible. You should arrange for the completion of the claim form. Benefit payment is made to Trinity University, to be credited to the student's account. Benefits that are not required to settle the student account will be refunded to the student by Trinity University.

All mental, nervous, or emotional withdrawals will be classified in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV).

For additional instructions or to verify that you are on the Tuition Refund Plan, contact Student Financial Services at 210-999-8898. A University claim form may be downloaded online by visiting the Dewar website.

The information provided on this page with regard to the TRP is used with permission of A. W. G. Dewar, Inc.