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.

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 must complete the required form by the end of the 15th class day of a given semester or they must continue to be enrolled in the GSGHP for the remainder of that semester.Graduate assistants will be automatically enrolled in the Auburn University Graduate Student Group Health Plan (GSGHP). The 2016-17 premium is $1,930, which will be billed in two installments of $973 for fall and $957 for spring/summer.

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.

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. For further information on optional enrollment, please visit the Detailed Enrollment Information page.

To find out more about the GSGHP or to get enrolled, please contact Sarah Razavi at 334-844-4506 or by email at

Need more info, refer the FAQs page for some commonly asked questions about student insurance.

Premium Rates for 2016-2017

Premium for Fall Semester Premium for Spring/Summer semester Premium for Summer semester only
Student $1,930 $973 $957 $487
Spouse $1,930 $973 $957 $487
Child $1,930 $973 $957 $487
2+ children $3,826 $1,929 $1,897 $965
All dependents $5,722 $2,885 $2,837 $1,443
Coverage Dates for 2016 – 2017 Annual Fall Spring/Summer  Summer only
8/16/16 – 8/15/17 8/16/16 – 2/15/17 2/16/17 – 8/15/17  5/16/17 – 8/15/17
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