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National College Decision Day Is the First Step Towards Completing College for Future Freshmen and Their Families

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National College Decision Day Is the First Step Towards Completing College for Future Freshmen and Their Families

John Fees | May 1, 2019

May 1st turns the page for millions of high school graduates who have selected the college or university where they are confident they will complete their degree. With slightly more than half of the students who start college completing their degree in six-years, college families are smart to take steps to prepare to overcome risks that could disrupt their education.

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300th School Partner Accelerates Growing Collegiate InsurTech Platform

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300th School Partner Accelerates Growing Collegiate InsurTech Platform

John Fees | March 25, 2019

GradGuard™– a leading authority on protecting the investment in higher education, announced today at the annual National Association of College & University Business Officers - Student Financial Services Conference that with the additions of Creighton University, University of Pittsburgh, New Jersey Institute of Technology & Valdosta State University, that GradGuard has surpassed the 300 school mark in 2019.

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Healthy Living: College Tuition Insurance

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Healthy Living: College Tuition Insurance

Katelyn Boomgaard for 9 and 10 News Michigan | November 14, 2018

College tuition can be one of the biggest investments you make and the prices keep going up. In fact, in the last five years, tuition and fees increased by nine percent at public schools and 13 percent at private schools. But what if you pay the dues and then your child drops out unexpectedly? Katie Boomgaard reports on tuition insurance.

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Tuition Insurance Catches On as Costs Rise, Students Struggle to Adjust

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Tuition Insurance Catches On as Costs Rise, Students Struggle to Adjust

Douglas Belkin for The Wall Street Journal | August 18, 2018

As college tuition rises, so too has demand for insurance to cover what in many cases is among a family’s biggest investments.

For Mindy DiCostra, a tuition insurance policy was a life-saver last year after her daughter withdrew mid-semester in her junior year at Marymount Manhattan College in New York following an allergic reaction to an anxiety medication.

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Managing Risk and Liability on Campus Through Renters Insurance

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Managing Risk and Liability on Campus Through Renters Insurance

John Fees for Campus Safety Magazine | August 15, 2018

Imagine this scenario: A student is ironing his pants and goes to hang them on the sprinkler head as the iron heats up, setting off the system. Maintenance and the fire department are slow to respond, and considerable damage to the property of students and the university results.

New approaches to renters insurance programs are helping protect students and colleges from common risks, such as fire and theft.

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