Please note: while the 22/23 waiver deadline has passed – we are allowing newly eligible or newly enrolled students the opportunity to submit a late waiver. Please click on the link below to start that process.
To compare your current plan benefits with those offered by the Vanderbilt student health insurance plan, please click here. If you do not want the Student Health Insurance Plan, you must decline or opt-out of coverage by submitting a waiver. You may only opt-out of coverage during the following Waiver Periods:
Fall Semester: 06/15/2022 - 08/01/2022
*For School of Medicine MD students, this waiver period also applies to you
Spring Semester: 12/01/2022 - 01/04/2023
Summer 2023 Semester: 04/18/2023 - 06/01/2023
We apologize for any confusion regarding a miscommunication of an 8/15/22 waiver deadline. To assist any students affected by this, we will honor the 8/15/22 waiver deadline. Please click on the link below to submit your waiver.
If your plan meets the below criteria and you want to waive enrollment from the Student Health Insurance Plan, please acquire an electronic copy of the front and back of your insurance ID card and then select the link below to submit your waiver request. Please note: You will receive a submission confirmation email shortly after you submit your waiver Once you login, select the WAIVE button under the "I Already Have Insurance" section.
Degree and non-degree seeking students (excluding DUS and Consortium students) enrolled in 4+ credit hours, a 0-credit research/dissertation course, or any other course that is considered to equate to full-time enrollment are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (“SHIP”). SHIP enrolled students are eligible to waive if they meet the criteria outlined below:
To be eligible for a waiver, Vanderbilt requires students to provide evidence of health insurance coverage equal to or better than the coverage provided by SHIP.
To qualify for a waiver, your health insurance plan must:
**Please note, the following types of plans are not acceptable for a waiver. **
Waiver applications will be reviewed and verified as active with the insurance carrier.
Notice of Acceptance or Rejection of waiver applications will be sent to the student’s Vanderbilt email address within seven (7) business days.