Health Insurance - Undergraduate Students

All undergraduate students can purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Health Science Majors can also purchase UIGRADCare.


Student Health Insurance Rates 2016-2017

Student Health Insurance Rates 2017-2018


NEW! Enroll online via MyUI. "Student Insurance" is listed under "Student Life Management" on the "Student Information" page. Alternatively, complete the PDF iconUndergraduate Student Plan Enrollment Form 2016-2017 (pdf) and return to the Benefits Office.

Plan Booklet



Frequently Asked Questions

Insurance is mandatory for international students and health science students with clinical exposure. Students are billed for single coverage in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If they want to add a spouse and/or are eligible for UIGRADCare and want that policy, they must complete an application.

Beginning with applicants enrolling for summer 2008, all new first-year students enrolled with 5 or more semester hours will be required to have health insurance coverage for the entire time they are students at Iowa.

Health science students must complete the Proof of Coverage Form, which is available at, in the back of the insurance booklet, or from the Benefits office.

International students must provide us with a copy of their policy and an insurance ID card along with the proof of coverage form. The policy must meet requirements listed in the insurance booklet you receive from the benefits office. 

Beginning with applicants enrolling for summer 2008, all new first-year students enrolled with 5 or more semester hours who do not belong to one of the two groups above, will be asked to report their insurance status through their Admissions Profile on ISIS, the University's online service center for students.  Students without coverage automatically will be enrolled in the University's Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). 

See the current student health insurance rates on the appropriate index page for
your student status:

Undergraduate Health Insurance (non-Health Science Major)
Graduate Student or Undergraduate Health Science Major

Understanding Student Health Insurance

Check out this student health insurance tutorial.

Benefits Office

Campus address
120 USB
U.S. mailing address
The University of Iowa
University Benefits Office
120 University Services Bldg.
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm