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Beginning in the Fall 2017 semester, student health insurance will no longer be a mandatory University fee for full-time undergraduate students.

Student health insurance is not mandatory. Students looking for health insurance that meets ACA (Affordable Care Act) requirements may enroll in an optional student health insurance plan offered by Aetna Student Health.

The following students and dependents are eligible to enroll in the plan on a voluntary basis:
• Registered undergraduate students taking a minimum of 6 credit hours, including those registered in the University Without Walls program.
• Registered graduate students enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours.
• Registered international students holding an F1 or J1 visa and enrolled in (1) or more credit hours.
• Spouses, domestic partners and children of eligible students.

Enrollment will begin in July 2017 for the fall term. To enroll online, please go to and follow the instructions. Premium payment will be made directly to Aetna Student Health. The University will no longer directly enroll or charge students for health insurance.

Students may also qualify for health insurance through the State of Illinois official ACA health marketplace. Visit for more information.

Need more information?

View our Frequently Asked Questions page regarding Student Health Insurance.


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