The University of Chicago

Health Insurance Enrollment / Waiver Application Winter 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 fourth Friday of their first quarter enrolled at the University. Winter 2016 deadline is 5 pm on January 29, 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 $1,144. Students must complete this enrollment process annually.

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

Still Have Questions?

Contact an on-campus student health insurance coordinator at

Enrollment Deadlines

  • Autumn: October 23, 2015
  • Winter: January 29, 2016
  • Spring: April 22, 2016
  • Summer: July 15, 2016