Massachusetts requires college students taking five or more credits to have primary health care insurance.
Students taking five or more credits in an academic semester are automatically enrolled in, and charged for, the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). A waiver system is in place for students already covered under another insurance plan.
Health insurance for students who register for less than 5 credits (or who pay the Continuous Enrollment fee) is not automatic. Visit the University Health Services website for more information.