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USC Aiken, we know your college education is an important investment. For this reason, we believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment you and your family have made in higher education. That’s why USC Aiken has partnered with GradGuardTM to provide our students and their families with tuition insurance.

What It Covers

The Tuition Protection Plan* offered by GradGuard offers plans that expand the scope of the university’s refund policy and can provide reimbursement at any time during the covered term, for personal reasons such as:

  • Covered serious illness or injury
  • Covered chronic illness
  • Covered mental health conditions
  • Covered death of a tuition payer

*Please note: Tuition insurance must be purchased before the end of the drop/add period of the full term.

Tuition Insurance is Optional

Students and their families have the option to purchase tuition insurance. It is not required. The insurance agreement is between you and GradGuard. USC Aiken is not a party to the agreement and will not have access to your GradGuard account details.

To get a quote or learn more about selecting this optional tuition insurance from GradGuard visit their website or call 877-794-6603.

Terms, conditions, and exclusions (including for pre-existing conditions) apply. Plans only available to U.S. residents and may not be available in all jurisdictions. Recommended and provided by GradGuard, a service of Next Generation Insurance Group, LLC (NGI), the licensed agent for all insurance programs. Insurance plans include insurance benefits and assistance services. Pricing may vary by state. Insurance benefits are underwritten by Jefferson Insurance Company (NY, Administrative Office 9950 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23233) rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best Co. A+ (Superior) is the 2nd highest of A.M. Best’s 13 Financial Strength Ratings. Non-insurance benefits/services are provided by AGA Service Company. Claims are administered by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA). AGA and Allianz Tuition Insurance are marks of AGA Service Company or its affiliates. AGA Service Company is an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. Plans include insurance benefits and assistance services. Except as expressly provided for under the plan, consumer is responsible for charges incurred from outside vendors. Contact AGA Service Company at 888-427-5045 or 9950 Mayland Dr., Richmond, VA  23233 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Frequently Asked Questions

Your college education is an important investment. With tuition insurance, non-refundable tuition and/or fees can be reimbursed should you have to withdraw for a covered reason.
No, you do not have to purchase tuition insurance. Tuition insurance is completely optional.
Tuition insurance can reimburse your tuition and fee costs if you need to withdraw for a reason covered under the insurance agreement.
Some covered reasons include serious illness or injury, a mental health condition, chronic illness, or death of a tuition payer.
The cost of coverage is 1.10% multiplied by the amount you choose to insure for tuition and fees. For example, $9,750 in coverage = $107.25. GradGuard will assist you in determining the best coverage amounts.
No. Billing for insurance premiums is initiated by GradGuard and payments are made directly to their office.
Tuition and fee bills are available in Self-Service Carolina. Online payments can be made by clicking on Account Information > Payment Gateway.
No. To take advantage of your tuition insurance plan, a student must withdraw from ALL classes during the term for which you purchased tuition insurance.
Yes. Depending on the date you withdraw from the University, all or a portion of your tuition and fees may be refundable. Please refer to USCA’s academic calendar for refund dates and deadlines.
Please contact GradGuard at 877-794-6603 for additional questions..