Health Insurance is billed to all students who are enrolled for at least 12 credits. This is a conditional fee, which can ONLY be waived upon submission of proof that the student has his or her own health insurance coverage, or is covered under someone else’s policy. A waiver form MUST be completed and returned no later than the second week of the semester. Waiver requests received after that week cannot be honored.
Part-time students registered for six (6) to eleven (11) credits may elect to be covered by the health insurance, even though it is not initially included on their bill. Part-time students who wish to be covered by health insurance must provide a written request to the Office of Student Accounts by the end of the second week of the semester.
International students are required to accept the Foreign Health Insurance offered through the College.
NOTE: Students enrolled in Study Abroad Programs can only apply for a Foreign Health Insurance Waiver through the Center for International Programs.
Brochures are available online at www.newpaltz.edu/healthcenter/student_ins.html.
Click here to view and print a copy of the Health Insurance Waiver Form.
Directions for waiving health insurance:
1. Health insurance waivers may be completed online at my.newpaltz.edu under the my.studentaccount link up to the point that financial responsibilty has been accepted. After you have accepted your financial responsibility, waivers cannot be completed online and a paper waiver must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts to have the health insurance charge waived.
2. If you are submitting a paper Health Insurance Waiver Form, complete, sign, and return it with your name, student ID number, the name of your insurance company, and the policy number included to the Office of Student Accounts.
3. Health Insurance Waiver Forms must be received by the Office of Student Accounts no later than the end of the second week of the semester. Waivers received after the deadline will not be accepted.