Policy Questions Contact

United Health Care Student Resources  |  800.767.0700   OR  Cross Insurance Agency  |  800.537.6444

Student Health Insurance

Federal health insurance requirements for the college-age population dictates that all graduate students enrolled in 6 credit hours or more are required to be enrolled in or show proof of adequate health insurance coverage. 

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Insurance

The SHIP Insurance plan is for domestic graduate students not holding an assistantship or fellowship. For information about the 2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), please go to the Bursar’s Office website.

Graduate Assistant and Fellow Health Insurance

Health Insurance is mandatory for all graduate, teaching, or research assistants, and fellows working 20 hours a week and/or earning a minimum monthly stipend of $1733.33 unless proof of comparable insurance is provided. Graduate assistants are not eligible for the SHIP plan.

*Domestic graduate assistants can only waive or enroll once the Graduate School has processed the appointment form.

For more information on graduate assistant student health insurance, please visit the Cross Insurance Agency website.

International Student Health Insurance

International Student Health Insurance is mandatory for all international students unless proof of insurance is provided. International students are not eligible for the SHIP plan.

For more information on international student health insurance, please visit the Cross Insurance Agency website.