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 September 5th for the fall and February 16th for the spring.  Waiver applications are accepted for two months following the waiver deadline, but are subject to prorated insurance costs. Example if you turn in your waiver in March for a spring waiver you are susceptible to paying for January and February’s insurance. Graduate assistants will be automatically enrolled in the Auburn University Graduate Student Group Health Plan (GSGHP). The 2017-18 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 Nobles 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 2017-2018

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 2017 – 2018 Annual Fall Spring/Summer  Summer only
8/16/17 – 8/15/18 8/16/17 – 2/15/18 2/16/18 – 8/15/18 5/16/18 – 8/15/18

Last modified: January 31, 2018