Student Health Plan Eligibility

A students’ eligibility to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is based on university recognized criteria. Below are the details for eligibility.

Students enrolled in Distance Education courses only are not eligible for health insurance and therefore are not required to submit a waiver.

Undergraduate Students are eligible if:

  1. Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours per semester, and
  2. Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and
  3. Eligible to pay the university Student Health fee.

Graduate Students are eligible if:

  1. Enrolled in a minimum of one (1) credit hours per semester, and
  2. Enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and
  3. Eligible to pay the university Student Health fee.

Special Student Populations

International Students

All international students in some non-immigrant visa categories have health insurance stipulations mandated by federal regulation (e.g., medical evacuation, repatriation, and other requirements). All degree-seeking international students, regardless of semester credit hour level, are eligible to purchase SHIP.

*Student-Athletes who have graduated but are enrolled in post-baccalaureate studies in accordance with NCAA eligibility rules are eligible.

Study Abroad

Degree-seeking students participating in a UNC campus-sponsored study abroad program and earning at least six semester credit hours are eligible for, but are not required to have, the UNC System SHIP. The Student Health fee criteria does not apply for eligibility. If you are one of these students, you may purchase SHIP for the entire semester or for the portion of the semester when you are not in Study Abroad.  Study Abroad students are not automatically enrolled or charged for the plan.  Study Abroad students must enroll themselves into the plan in order to participate in the plan.

For more information you can contact the insurance office at 919.515.2563, option 6.