Health Insurance

COLUMBIA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE/WAIVER RATES & FORMS

All returning students must enroll or waive the Columbia Student Health Plan each spring, or they will not be able to register for fall classes. Incoming first-year students must enroll or waive the Columbia Student Health Plan once admitted. If waiving coverage, you will need to provide proof of comparable coverage. Visit the orientation page for a complete list of action items and deadlines for incoming students and returning students.  

Here is a summary of key information for the upcoming academic year:

All plans offer robust medical and mental health coverage with pharmacy & lab benefits. Care begins on campus with medical services, and there are no co-pays for medical or mental health visits on campus. The Columbia Plans are fully ACA compliant.

For more detailed information about the Columbia University Student Health Plans, please see this helpful site from Aetna

PLEASE NOTE: Full-time students and all students living in seminary housing are required to pay the Columbia Health Services Fee [2020-21 annual cost $1,220; $610 per semester].

2020 - 2021 Rates

20-21 RatesFall Premium (8/15-12/31)Spring/Summer (1/1-8/14)Monthly (for comparison only)
Students Only$4,564.00$1,738.00$2,826.00$380.33
Student and Spouse/Partner$9,128.00$3,476.00$5,652.00$760.67
Student and Child$9,099.00$3,465.00$5,634.00$758.25
Student and Children$13,634.00$5,192.00$8,442.00$1,136.17
Student, Spouse/Partner and Child$13,663.00$5,203.00$8,460.00$1,138.58
Student, Spouse/Partner and Children$18,198.00$6,930.00$11,268.00$1,516.50
Aetna Voluntary Dental Plan
Student$478.00
Add a Spouse/Partner$507.00
Per Child $768.00
Aetna Voluntary Vision Plan
Per Enrollee$65.00
Per Family$166.00

Part-time students, which also include non-degree students taking less than 9 credits, must show proof of insurance although they are not required to pay the health program fee unless their status changes to full-time. Part-time students may elect to pay the Columbia Health Services Fee to benefit from the health program and may enroll in the Columbia Plan.

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