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WAIVING THE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVING THE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE FEE

You must have comparable insurance in order to waive.  We are unable to review any insurance policies, if you would like to compare your coverage you may use this tool.  Please review the waiver criteria.

  • ​*NY Medicaid is accepted. However you must waive online.
  • International students are required to enroll in the plan. Waiver requests will be reviewed for international students with US-based insurance and for short-term visitors to campus.
Employees of Columbia University who receive university benefits may waive (form completion is required).
The waiver must be completed each policy year. The insurance year begins August 15th of each year. If you entered in spring or summer, and waived, you must repeat the waiver again for the fall semester. The waiver must be completed each policy year. The policy year begins August 15th of each year. If you entered in spring or summer, and waived, you must repeat the waiver again for the fall semester.
Insurance Waivers are done online during waiving period detailed above. Click here to waive.

Upon completion your SSOL account will be credited within 24 hours. 

Should your waiver not be acceptable on subsequent review, you will be notified and this charge will be re-posted to your account.
Students living more than 50 Miles Away from campus and will be taking no classes on campus must complete this form for each policy year that they are gone.

Global Health Students may waive the Fall semester that they are away by completing this form. Upon their return to the States they will be assessed the SHS fee.

Fees are removed within 24-48 hours after the credit is posted to the SSOL account.
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1 - September 30
  • Spring: January 1 - February 15 (new students/dependents only)
  • Summer: May 15 - June 30 (new students/dependents only)
Deadlines
  • Fall: August 1 - September 30
  • Spring: January 1 - February 15 (new students/dependents only)
  • Summer: May 15 - June 30 (new students/dependents only)