Today is Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021

Department of

UC Student Health Insurance

Eligibility and Enrollment


All students enrolled in a qualifying program who registered for six or more credit hours including co-op students on work quarter, are assessed a fee for single student coverage under the university’s student health insurance plan. Students are given the option to waive this coverage, if they have coverage that meets the requirements.

Student must attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which the coverage is purchased.

Graduate students who enroll in fewer than six credit hours in order to maintain their candidacy for degree may request to purchase coverage but will not be charged automatically. Students must be matriculated and taking at least one credit hour towards their degree.  Such students must request coverage from the student health insurance office and must satisfy all application requirements each semester.

Students who wish to enroll in family coverage must do so at the beginning of their enrollment for the fiscal year, unless a qualifying event occurs.  Students must maintain eligibility for the entire year and will be charged the premium at the beginning of the semester for the enrollment period.

Students enrolled in the following programs do not qualify to receive the student health insurance and will not be charged the premium: Distance Learning, Senior Audit, Professional Development, Dual Enrollment, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges & Universities.

For Dependent coverage, then eligible students who do enroll may also insure their Dependents. Eligible dependents include:

  • The insured’s legal spouse
  • The insured’s domestic partner:
  • - Insured’s sole spousal equivalent
  • - Lives together in the same residence
  • - Is responsible with the Insured for each other’s welfare
  • Dependent children up to age 26
  • Disabled children beyond age 26 if the child is:
  • - Incapable of self-sustaining employment by reason of intellectual disability or physical handicap
  • - Chiefly dependent upon the Insured for support and maintenance
  • Children for whom the parent is required by court or administrative order to provide coverage
Varsity Village

UC Student Health Insurance

Lindner Center, Suite 334

Phone (513) 556-6868
Fax (513) 556-6655

Office hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.