Student Health Insurance

The following students are required to have student health insurance that meets the minimum standards set by the University System of Georgia. Students in these categories who are not covered by a policy held by a parent, spouse, company, or organization on the approved waiver list or if the policy does not meet the minimum standards must purchase the USG SHIP policy.

    • All undergraduate, graduate and ESL international students holding F or J visas.
    • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance

Students who do not already have coverage may purchase a student insurance plan that is contracted through the University System of Georgia. Information on the plan and its coverage is available at

Students who fall into one of these categories and are already covered by an insurance policy (i.e. through parent plans, family plans or employer-sponsored plans) can easily opt out of the plan through a secure on-line process. Once the information has been verified, all charges will be waived. students both undergraduate and graduate) who fail to submit creditable health insurance information will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the system-wide student health insurance plan.

For more information about Student Health Insurance please contact the Bursar's Office at 912.279.5746

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