Student Health Fee
Massachusetts law requires students to have primary health insurance, either through the school-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) or another qualified plan.
The Student Health Fee is not insurance. It works together with primary insurance, entitling you to be seen at UHS and absorbing many costs not covered by primary health insurance.
Benefits and billing
Student Health Fee charges are per semester; benefits are on an annual basis. Fall coverage is in place from August 1 – January 15; spring coverage is effective January 16 – July 31.
If you’re a full-time student, the Student Health Fee is automatically added to your semester tuition bill. Students taking less than five credits per semester, program fee students and those enrolled in a degree-seeking program through Continuing Education or University Without Walls are eligible for UHS services, but must come to UHS Patient Services before the end of the Add/Drop period to register.