Student Health Insurance for Graduate & Professional Studies Students

This information applies to graduate and professional studies students. Undergraduate students, please learn more about your student health insurance here.

The University student health insurance policy is compliant with Federal Health Care Reform law (section 1302b of the PPACA).

All graduate students enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credit hours will automatically be enrolled in the Jacksonville University Student Medical Insurance Plan and the premium for annual coverage is added to the tuition billing upon fall registration. This plan is also automatically added for Orthodontics students, excluding those participating in the Clinical Research in Orthodontic Fellowship Program. Coverage can be waived if evidence of other comparable coverage is presented prior to the waiver deadline.

Important Information for 2021-2022

Aetna has been selected as Jacksonville University’s 2021-2022 Student Health Insurance provider. The premium rates are provided below.

Annual Premium: $3,328


  • Fall enrollment: September 15, 2021
  • Fall waiver: September 15, 2021


Eligible on-campus students will automatically be enrolled in the Jacksonville University Student Health Insurance Plan and the premium for annual coverage is added to the tuition billing upon fall registration unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.

Eligible online students may voluntarily enroll. Enrollment must be completed by September 15, 2021.

International Students

All international graduate students registered at Jacksonville University are required to enroll in the school-sponsored insurance plan each academic year. All eligible international students will be automatically enrolled.

Effective Dates

The effective dates of benefit coverage for the 2021-2022 academic year are August 16, 2021, through August 15, 2022.

Policy for Waiving the Insurance

In order to waive the Jacksonville University Student Health Insurance Plan, your private health insurance must provide comparable coverage. This means your plan needs to have doctors and hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida; cover you for services beyond emergency care which includes pharmacy, physician visits, mental health, surgery, diagnostic testing, maternity, preventive services; and does not have a high deductible. Traditionally, out of state Medicaid coverage does not satisfy these requirements. The insurance company must be based in the United States. Your plan must cover you from August 16, 2021, to August 15, 2022.

Waiver Procedure

All eligible students who have other comparable insurance coverage must file a waiver online by the deadline below in order to waive participation in the Student Medical Insurance Plan.

To waive the student health insurance, you will need to go to the Aetna portal and click Enroll/Waive to get to the form.

The deadline to complete the waiver is September 15, 2021.

If the waiver information has not been submitted online by the indicated deadline, the student will remain enrolled in the University's Student Medical Insurance Plan, and the charge for the Student Medical Insurance Plan cannot be removed.

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