The University of Chicago

Health Insurance Enrollment / Waiver Application Autumn 2016

All students are required to carry adequate health insurance. Your insurance must cover routine, non-emergency medical care in the Chicago area, and meet all comparable coverage requirements.

You must satisfy UChicago's health insurance requirement in one of two ways:

Confirm enrollment in the University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP)


Apply for a waiver by certifying that you have comparable insurance coverage

Students must confirm or waive enrollment by 5pm Central time on the first Friday of their first quarter enrolled at the University. Autumn 2016 deadline is 5 pm on September 30, 2016.

If you do not waive by the enrollment deadline, you will remain enrolled in U-SHIP for the plan year and you will be billed the quarterly premium installments of $1,205. Students must complete this enrollment process annually.

To begin the enrollment or waiver application process, please log in.

Enrollment Deadlines

  • Autumn: September 30, 2016
  • Winter: January 6, 2017
  • Spring: March 31, 2017
  • Summer: June 23, 2017

Still Have Questions?

Contact an on-campus student health insurance coordinator at