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Student Health Services

Required Health Insurance

All undergraduate students taking six or more credit hours, graduate students taking six or more hours, graduate assistants and international students must have health insurance.

Beginning fall 2018, USC-Columbia students will be required to have health insurance.

This requirement applies to: undergraduates taking six hours or more and paying the student health fee, graduate students taking six hours or more and all international students.


Purchasing the Student Health Insurance Plan

The plan covers office visits, dental, vision, prescriptions, emergency room visits and urgent care.
2017-2018 Student Health Insurance Site » 

2018-2019 Student Health Insurance Site will open June 18. Check back soon for more information.


Spring 2018 Coverage Period

USC Students: Jan. 2, 2018 – July 31, 2018

Annual Premium: $2,020 ($163.88 per month)
Billed in two installments: $852 for August 2017 to January 2018 and $1168 for January 2018 to July 2018.


If You Already Have Insurance...

You can use your third-party insurance or your insurance coverage under your parents' plan.

Student Health Services Are Out-of-Network
The services at our Center for Health and Well-Being are out of network for third-party insurance. We do not file claims for Medicaid or Medicare.

Waiving Out

If you already have insurance or are covered under your parents' plan, you can waive out of the Student Health Insurance Plan. 

Submit Your Waiver
Waivers are only accepted online.
Deadline: The fall 2018 waiver deadline is Sept. 15. No waivers will be accepted after the deadline. The 2018-2019 Student Health Insurance site will open June 18. Check back for more information. 


Why the University Requires Insurance

Research shows students who are uninsured and become seriously ill or injured have a much harder time completing their academic careers.