Columbia Student Health Insurance/Waiver Rates & Forms

All Incoming students who are accepted in March/April, the deadline to complete the forms below is May 1, 2018. For all students admitted after May 1, please complete as soon as possible. 

All returning students must either enroll in or waive the Columbia Student Health Plan by Thursday, April 12, 2018, or you will not be able to pre-register for classes on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

If waiving, you will need to provide proof of comparable coverage.

Here is a summary of key information for the 2018 - 2019 academic year:

All plans are robust medical and mental health coverage with pharmacy & Lab benefits. Care begins on campus with Medical Services, and there are no co-pays for medical or mental health visits on campus. The Columbia Plans are fully ACA compliant.

For more detailed information about the Columbia University Student Health Plans, please see this helpful site from Aetna.

PLEASE NOTE: Full-time students, interns, and all students living in seminary housing are required to pay the Columbia Health Program Fee [2017-18 cost per semester: $561; cost per semester for spouse/partner: $281] regardless of whether or not they enroll in a Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan. This fee is applicable even if a student can demonstrate comparable proof of insurance.

There will be an incremental increase in premium rates to Columbia University Student Health Plans and Columbia Health Program Fees for the 2019-20 school year. 2019-20 rates should be confirmed in June 2019. 

Part-time students, which also includes non-degree students taking less than 7 credits, must show proof of insurance although they are not required to pay the health program fee unless their status changes to full-time. Part-time students may elect to pay the Columbia Health Program Fee to benefit from the health program and may enroll in the Gold or Platinum Columbia Plan options.


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Columbia Student Health Plans Enrollment and/or Waiver

Columbia Student Health Enrollment and/or Waiver