Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    Apr 20, 2021  
Courses of Study 2020-2021

Student Health Insurance

It is Cornell University policy that all students have quality health insurance coverage that supports their health, well-being, and ability to participate fully in the Cornell experience.

To ensure that students have adequate insurance, full-time registered students are automatically enrolled each year in Cornell’s Student Health Plan (SHP), which provides excellent coverage on campus, in the Ithaca community, and anywhere in the world. (Exception: some NY State Medicaid-eligible students may enroll in SHP Plus.)     

Eligible domestic students who can demonstrate that they have alternate health insurance that meets Cornell’s requirements may apply to waive their enrollment in SHP (Fall 2020 waiver application deadline: July 31). Students who waive SHP pay a Student Health Fee that gives them access to care at Cornell Health, and helps support campus health initiatives.

For more information about SHP, Cornell’s requirements, the waiver application process, and the Student Health Fee, please visit If you have additional questions, please contact Student Health Benefits at (607) 255-6363 or