Health Insurance Program


All graduate assistants with assignments of 10 hours (0.25 FTE) or greater for the full semester in the fall and/or spring semesters, who meet the minimum monthly stipend established by the Office of the Provost and are in good academic standing, are required to have health insurance coverage. Graduate assistants will be automatically enrolled in the Auburn University Graduate Student Group Health Plan (GSGHP). Enrollment is by semester and not on an annual basis. The 2022-23 premium is $2,028, which will be billed in two separate installments of $1,022 for fall and $1,006 for spring/summer semesters.


Those graduate students who do not qualify for the automatic enrollment may opt-in to the program. They must complete a request form and submit it to the Graduate School. Please note that enrollment is on a semester basis, and not for the entire year. For further information on optional enrollment, please visit the Detailed Enrollment Information page.


If one has equivalent/greater prior coverage and can so demonstrate, that person may choose to opt out of the University plan. Those who wish to opt out of the student health plan must complete the required form starting July 15 up until October 15 for the Fall semester. Please note that if your waiver is approved in Fall, it will be applied for Spring/Summer as well (annual basis). If you wish to opt out in Spring only, you may do so starting January 15 up until April 15. Waiver applications are accepted for two months into the semester but are subject to prorated insurance costs. For example, if you turn in your waiver in March for a spring semester waiver, you are responsible for paying January and February’s insurance premiums.


International graduate students and dependents in F or J immigration status will continue to be covered and billed similarly under the Mandatory International Student and Scholar Health Plan —check with the Office of International Programs ( for details.


To find out more about the GSGHP or to get enrolled, please contact the Graduate Student Health Insurance Office at 334-844-4506 or by email at


Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for information and details about Graduate Student Group Health Plan.



Premium Rates and insurance coverage dates for 2022-2023 (enrollment and billing by semester, not annually):

GSGHP 2022-2023 Annual Cost
(billed by semester)
Premium for Fall Semester Premium for Spring/Summer  combo Premium for Summer semester only
Coverage Dates 8/16/22 – 2/15/23 2/16/23 – 8/15/23 5/16/23 – 8/15/23
Student $2,028 $1,022 $1,006 $512
Spouse $2,028 $1,022 $1,006 $512
Child $2,028 $1,022 $1,006 $512
2+ children $3,998 $2,015 $1,983 $1,009
All dependents $5,968 $3,008 $2,960 $1,506



Temporary cards will be provided through the AU/OIP/UnitedHealthCare insurance coordinator to the graduate school for distribution.  Permanent cards will be mailed to the address on file with Auburn University.

Student Resources/United Health Care Insurance Company

Insurance Brochures for 2022-2023



Last modified: September 30, 2022