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Student Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance and Insurance Waiver

All students who have paid the Student Health Fee have access to the Student Health Center. While office visits are free and other services at the SHC have minimal charges, all students are required to have health insurance coverage in the event that hospitalization or care outside the SHC is required.

All degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students (excluding the Division of Unclassified Studies and consortium students) enrolled in 4+ credit hours, a 0-credit research/dissertation course, or any other course that is considered to equate to full-time enrollment are automatically enrolled in– and will be billed for – the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), which is administered by Vanderbilt’s Plan Administrator, Academic Health Plans (AHP).

Students with comparable health insurance coverage may request to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by completing the waiver form found at  The waiver form will become available on June 15, 2022.  The deadline to submit the waiver form is August 15, 2022.

Detailed information regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan, including Vanderbilt’s comparable coverage criteria, can be found by visiting  Students with questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) should email with questions.