The cost of going to UC Berkeley has skyrocketed in recent years, to the point where most families suffer a serious financial loss if their student has to medically withdraw. Tuition Insurance is one option families can use to reduce their risk of financial loss due to non-attendance.
- Medical withdrawal (100% of benefit)
- Mental or nervous condition leading to medical withdrawal (100% of benefit)
- Death of the student (100% of benefit)
- Death of tuition payer (if different from student) that leads to withdrawal (100% of benefit)
It depends on how much coverage you want. In-state undergraduates will probably want to purchase less coverage than out-of-state graduate students going to a professional school, where fees are much higher. The cost is approximately 1% of the coverage you wish to insure or your invoice amount. For example, coverage for a $20,000 student invoice would be $220.
Any student currently enrolled at UC Berkeley is eligible for coverage. Extension students are not eligible for coverage.
The policy does not have a pre-existing condition clause. However, the policy excludes illness or injuries that are active at the time of enrollment. For instance, if a student is being treated for pneumonia at the time of enrollment, forcing a withdrawal two weeks later, coverage would be denied.
If the pregnancy leads to medical complications that require you to withdraw, you will be covered.
The cost of attendance, including:
- Room and Board
- Other applicable fees as shown on the invoice such as:
- Activity Fees
- Course Material Fee
- Orientation Fee, etc.
The policy does not have a deductible. However, the amount of payment will be reduced by any refund provided to you by the registrar or other campus offices.
To file a claim, notify the insurance carrier within 30 days of the loss or as soon as possible. The claims department will provide a claim number and claim forms to be filled out by the student. Please call the Claims Department at 888-427-5045 (please have your Policy number on hand).
You may purchase coverage anytime prior to the start of the term you are purchasing for. Please keep in mind, however, that if the symptoms that force you to medically withdraw are already present when you buy coverage, the insurance will not apply.
The coverage period are the dates for the academic term.
As long as you are registered at UC Berkeley for that semester, you are covered wherever you are studying.
Yes, you have the choice to purchase for one semester or several.
Yes, Tuition Insurance is offered for the Summer Term.