Mandatory | Voluntary

Who’s Required to Enroll?

The mandatory student health insurance fee is applicable for the following students, in accordance with USG’s Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).

  • All undergraduate and ESL international students holding F or J visa status
  • All undergraduate students enrolled in programs that require proof of health insurance
  • International Scholars holding J visa status

View more information and enroll in the Student Health Insurance Program.


Students who are covered by an insurance policy (i.e., through parent plans, family plans or employer-sponsored plans) can opt out of the plan by submitting a waiver by the end of drop/add period.

Waiver requests must be submitted each semester prior to the end of drop/add period. Waiver requests submitted after this deadline will not be considered. Failure to submit a waiver by the established deadline means that you will be responsible for paying the insurance charge on your student account.

Voluntary Student Insurance

Georgia Gwinnett College students enrolled in six or more credits per term may participate in a voluntary student insurance program underwritten by UnitedHealthcare. Enrollment is open to students, their spouses and dependent children. Contact UnitedHealthcare for more information about the voluntary student insurance program. Information may also be obtained about the Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) from the University System of Georgia.