Am I Eligible to Enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan?
Credit hours will be verified with school records each fall and spring semester, to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements. If it is determined that eligibility requirements have not been met, for the coverage you are enrolled, the plan’s only obligation is to retroactively cancel coverage and refund premiums.
Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours of classes each fall and spring semester, and be in a degree-seeking program.
Graduate Students (non employed) must be enrolled in at least five (5) credit hours of classes each fall and spring semester.
Degree plans for undergraduate and graduate students must be on file with the University Registrar’s Office.
Students who are enrolled in less than the required hours as outlined above may be determined to be eligible for this Student Health Insurance Plan if the student meets one of the approved exceptions as defined by The Texas A&M University System Benefits Administration office.
Exceptions to requirements noted above:
Undeclared undergraduate students classified as freshman or sophomore enrolled in at least nine (9) credit hours of classes
Reduced hours due to final semester of degree program/graduating (this exception can only be used once)
Student is participating in an internship/residency as part of degree program
Individual is a Ph.D. student and in the dissertation phase (ABD) of degree program as verified by your college
Classes for degree plan are not available in current semester
A Leave of Absence for a single semester approved by your school (not medically related)
A Leave of Absence approved by your school, due to medical reasons, not to exceed one year
Students enrolled in a stand-alone graduate certificate program that is approved to receive financial aid (semester credit hour enrollment requirement still applies)
Students on an F1 or J1 visa are required to maintain approved health insurance coverage continuously while enrolled and attending a Texas A&M University System institution. F1 and J1 students will be bursar billed and automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan.
Dependent coverage is available. Dependent is defined as:
an Insured’s lawful spouse; or
an Insured’s child(ren), including natural child(ren), a stepchild(ren), foster child(ren), and/or adopted child(ren) under 26 years of age.
If you were previously enrolled as a student and are no longer eligible for the student health plan, you must enroll within 31 days of the termination of the coverage and must have been previously covered for a minimum of three months.
International and Domestic Students (no longer eligible as a student)