The high cost of healthcare in the United States presents a potentially serious financial risk to students. Therefore, NYU requires that all students registered in degree-granting programs maintain health insurance.
Most students are automatically enrolled in either the Basic Plan or the Comprehensive Plan as part of the course registration process. Students should check the Automatic Enrollment Guide (PDF) to determine if they will be automatically enrolled.
Students who are automatically enrolled in a plan and wish to change to a different plan may do so by completing the online enrollment process before the appropriate deadline. Their tuition bills will be adjusted accordingly.
Please note: Adding or dropping courses during the registration period may affect a student’s enrollment in a school-sponsored insurance plan. Completing the online enrollment process by the appropriate semester deadline ensures that coverage remains in effect throughout the academic year.
Graduate Assistants, Research Assistants, Teaching Assistants or specifically designated fully-funded graduate students for whom the University has agreed to pay the student health insurance premium, will be automatically enrolled in the Graduate Student Health Insurance Plan (GSHIP). A Basic or Comprehensive Plan insurance premium may initially appear on the student’s tuition bill, but will be cancelled when the program administrator notifies Student Health Insurance Services of the student’s GSHIP eligibility.
Students registered for classes or maintaining matriculation but not enrolled automatically (see Automatic Enrollment Guide PDF) have the option to choose a plan before the appropriate semester deadline by completing the online enrollment process.
Students should evaluate their options by reviewing the benefits (PDF) and exclusions (PDF) of the Student Health Insurance Plans. Students should have their Student ID numbers (shown on the admissions letter or on the back of the NYU ID card) handy before accessing the online system during the enrollment period.
|If your first semester of the academic year is:||The online enrollment/waiver system becomes available:||The semester deadline for enrolling in the NYU Plans is:|
|Fall||June 24||September 30|
|Spring||November 11||February 10|
|Summer||April 7||June 5|
If the online enrollment process is not completed by the deadline, the plan in which the student is enrolled automatically will be in effect for all or any remaining part of the academic year. There will be no option to upgrade or downgrade the level of coverage until the fall of the next academic year.
Students who were billed the Fall semester only health insurance premium at the time of fall registration:
Students who were billed the annual health insurance premium at the time of fall registration:
Enrollment will only be processed by the NYU Student Health Insurance Department. No other school or unit can enroll a student in the insurance plan.