Student Health Insurance Waivers

University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP)

All students must be covered by a comprehensive student health insurance plan. Each year all University of Chicago students are automatically enrolled in the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP) basic coverage. Students have the opportunity to waive U-SHIP by providing proof of comparable insurance before the annual deadline (typically the fourth Friday of autumn quarter). For more information about U-SHIP coverage and waiver criteria, visit

Note: Each year, students who have comparable insurance coverage must complete the online waiver to opt out of the University’s student health insurance plan.