Waiver

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.

  • ​ You must waive online before the end of open enrollment.
  • ​*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 by completing the Student Health Service Waiver form found here.   
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 24-48 hours. 

Should your waiver not be acceptable on subsequent review, you will be notified and this charge will be re-posted to your account.
Student Health Service waivers are done manually during waiving period detailed above. 

Fees are removed and within 24-48 hours a 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)