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Health Institution Students (Hard Waiver)
All Health Institutions and medical students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan at registration unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.


International Students (Mandatory)
All international students holding non-immigrant visas are required to purchase this Student Health Insurance Plan in order to complete registration, except for those students who provide proof of comparable coverage in writing.


All Other Students (Voluntary)

Voluntary Undergraduate Students
All fee-paying undergraduate students at UT System taking at least seven (7) credit hours each semester are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Voluntary Graduate Students

All fee paying graduate students enrolled in at least four (4) credit hours each semester, are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Voluntary Graduate Student Employee and SUPER Scholars are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Other Voluntary Students
Students working on research, dissertation, or thesis, post doctorate, scholars, fellows, visiting scholars, ESL program students, Fast Track Degree Program students, students who are deemed full-time by the campus Disability Services department, or other groups with reduced coursework that meet the criteria for exemption as defined and approved by UT System are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Summer Undergraduate Students taking four (4) credit hours are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Summer Graduate Students taking two (2) credit hours are eligible to enroll in SHIP.

Online Enrollment Periods

Spring - 11/01/2021 – 02/09/2022

Summer - 04/01/2022 – 06/15/2022

Online Enrollment

Continuation Coverage

Continuation coverage is available for students who no longer meet eligibility. Student must be enrolled previous semester to be eligible. All students and their dependent(s) can purchase three (3) months of additional medical coverage. (Dental is not available.) Continuation must be purchased within thirty-one (31) days of the current coverage termination date. 

Click the button below to enroll in Continuation Coverage. Premium paid directly to AHP.

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2021-2022 Continuation Sheet

Students with a Qualifying Life Event

2021-2022 Qualifying Event Cost Sheet

Click the button below to enroll in Medical Insurance if you meet the requirements of a Qualifying Event after 08/15/2021. Premium paid directly to AHP.

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Add-On Coverage Options - Vision

Optional Vision Coverage

This service is not administered by Academic HealthPlans.