SMU is committed to students’ health and well-being. The University requires all domestic students taking nine credit hours or more and all international students taking one credit hour or more to maintain health insurance as a condition of enrollment.

SMU’s mandatory health insurance policy requires undergraduate and graduate students to either provide documentation of private insurance coverage or to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Students who do not elect or waive SHIP by January 25, 2010, will be enrolled automatically in the plan, and their student account will be billed a $669 spring premium.

To elect or waive coverage: When students enroll for Spring 2010, a “Health Insurance” button will appear in their Student Center in Access.SMU. Clicking on this button will start the process by which students will be able to either elect or waive SHIP.

For more information on how to waive or elect coverage, please visit