In its commitment 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) each term. For spring 2011, the deadline to provide documentation or to enroll is January 24.

If your student maintains private coverage in Access.SMU, he or she must waive SHIP coverage for spring 2011 before January 24 in order to avoid automatic enrollment into SHIP and have a $715 semiannual premium charge applied to his or her student account.

When students have enrolled for spring courses, 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.

The waiver process must be done in Access.SMU and must be completed by the student; parents do not have access to this process.

Learn more from Memorial Health Center.