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Online Students Health Insurance

Policy and Deadlines

Detailed information about the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) can be found on the Fordham University Insurance page:

The Student Health Plan with Aetna Student Health will continue to be offered to all eligible Fordham students for the 2020-2021 policy year, effective August 23, 2020. The Student Health Plan provides comprehensive health insurance that includes access to Aetna Student Health networks and pharmacies nationwide. The annual cost is $3,401. Your student account will be charged $1,221 for coverage from August 23, 2020 through December 31, 2020 and $2,180 for coverage from January 1, 2021 through August 22, 2021.

Online students taking 6 credits or more are automatically charged for the SHIP on their student account. Students are required to register online for SHIP. Students who already have health insurance can request a waiver online by submitting proof of acceptable insurance. Please Note: Students must complete a waiver every year.

Online students taking 5 credits or less are not charged for the SHIP on their student account and do not have to complete a waiver. Students enrolled in Gabelli online programs with four semester starts each calendar year, do not need to complete a waiver.

Gabelli students and students taking 5 credits or less can enroll in the plan under a voluntary option, must complete the online registration and will have to pay online with a credit card. Students can also enroll their spouse or dependents.

The website to complete enrollment in SHIP or request a waiver is Students can view the coverage and the policy of the plan online. Students can also print their ID cards online. Aetna Customer Service phone number is 877-480-4161.

Contact person:

Maritza Rivera-Garcia Health Insurance Compliance Administrator
University Health Services
Rose Hill Campus
O'Hare Hall
Lincoln Center Campus
140 West 62nd St
Suite G-16
Phone: 212-636-7160