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.


Graduate students who do NOT qualify for the automatic enrollment may opt-in to the health insurance program. Please note that enrollment is on a semester basis, and not for the entire year. For further information on optional enrollment, please visit the website.


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 waiver form.


  • Waiver portal opens 07/14 and closes 09/15 for fall semester
  • Waiver portal opens 01/14 and closes 03/15 for spring/summer
  • Waiver portal opens 04/14 and closes 05/15 for summer semester
  • Please note that if your waiver is approved in Fall, it will be applied for Spring/Summer as well (annual basis).


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.



PREMIUM RATES & INSURANCE COVERAGE DATES (enrollment and billing by semester):

SHIP Coverage Dates Fall: 08/16/2023-02/15/2024 Spring & Sum: 02/16/2024-08/15/2024 Summer: 05/16/2023-08/15/24
Fall Premium Spring/Summer Premium Summer Premium
Student $931.60 $921.80 $465.80
Spouse $931.60 $921.80 $465.80
Child $931.60 $921.80 $465.80
2+ children $1863.20 $1843.60 $931.60





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

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Last modified: February 14, 2024