College costs are a substantial investment. An unanticipated medical issue is the primary cause of mid-semester leaves of absence. A Tuition Refund Plan is available to Wheaton families through A.W.G. Dewar, Inc. to protect your investment. The Plan provides protection above that offered through the Wheaton College Refund Policy.

Dewar’s Tuition Refund Plan is designed to cover up to 70% of semester tuition, student activity fees, and room and board when a student withdraws at any time during a semester for qualifying medical reasons. Plan payments are reduced by any refund or credit the college has made to covered charges. The Tuition Refund Plan does not cover non-medical withdrawals. A summary of the coverage provided under the plan is available for your review in the Tuition Refund Brochure.


If Written Notice of Withdrawal Occurs College Tuition and Fee Refund Tuition Refund Plan Refund Student Receives
Prior to August 29, 2017 100% 0% 100%
Prior to September 8, 2017 80% 0% 80%
Prior to September 16, 2017 60% 10% 70%
Prior to September 22, 2017 40% 30% 70%
Prior to September 29, 2017 20% 50% 70%
After September 30, 2017 0% 70% 70%


The cost of the Tuition Refund Plan is charged to all students enrolled in a degree program unless the student chooses not to participate in the plan and completes a waiver by the August 28, 2017, deadline. The tuition refund waiver process opens on mid June.

To waive the Tuition Refund Plan you must complete a waiver form on-line with A.W.G. Dewar, our Tuition Refund Plan provider. Please note: If you submitted a waiver, or acceptance of the tuition insurance during the fall semester, you do not need to resubmit a waiver, or acceptance for the spring semester. Only new or transfer spring students need to submit a waiver or acceptance. Please be aware of the deadlines to complete the tuition insurance waiver for each semester.

If you have any questions about the plan coverage, please contact A.W.G. Dewar Inc. at 617.774.1555. If you have any questions about the Wheaton College refund policy, Tuition Refund Plan charge, or the waiver process, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 508.286.8232.