University of Vermont


Eligibility, Cost, and Benefits

To purchase the UVM Student Health Insurance Plan (UVM SHIP), students must pay the UVM Health Fee and meet other eligibility criteria.

Eligible students include:
  • Any undergraduate, graduate, medical college or continuing education student taking 6 or more credits.
  • Any graduate student enrolled in 5 or more credits.
  • International students holding F-1 or J-1 visas.
  • Students who have enrolled for Continuous Registration (Grad 902 or Grad 903).
Student Health Insurance Rates:

UVM SHIP is billed to your UVM Student Account at the same time as your tuition. Full-year insurance is billed in two installments.

NOTE: The 2016/2017 UVM Student Health Insurance Plan details, including cost, are pending. The estimated plan premiums are listed below, but will not be confirmed until early June. Please check back for updates to this page then. Registered students (half-time or more credits) will be able to enroll in the plan throughout the annual Open Enrollment Period which extends through September 15, 2016.
Semester Coverage Dates 2015-16 Cost 2016-17 Cost
Full Year August 1—July 31 $2,822 $3,900 *ESTIMATE*
Fall Only* August 1—December 31 $1,176 $1,625 *ESTIMATE*
Spring/Summer Only** January 1—July 31 $1,646 $2,275 *ESTIMATE*

* Fall-only coverage is available ONLY to students graduating in December.

** Spring/Summer-only coverage is available ONLY to students who were not eligible for UVM SHIP coverage in the Fall (for example, because they did not take enough credits).

Again, students must also pay the UVM Health Fee to be eligible for UVM SHIP. The Health Fee covers routine/preventative CHWB health care and counseling services.

Important Note: Students who have purchased the UVM SHIP who later withdraw from school or fall below 6 credits (5 credits for graduate students) may keep the insurance policy for the remainder of that semester, but they become ineligible for CHWB services (even though they have also paid the Health Fee). These students will have to seek care elsewhere.

UVM SHIP Benefits:

For more information about the UVM SHIP plan, including detailed benefit information, visit

Last modified April 25 2016 03:28 PM