At the start of each school year, all students (continuing and new) need to submit an online waiver form if they do not wish to receive student health insurance for the academic year. Because the fall waivers roll to the spring term, only newly admitted students are required to submit a waiver in the spring. Spring admits need to resubmit a waiver the following fall term. This fall submission will then be valid for the entire academic year. The fall 2013 waiver deadline was September 24, 2013.
The New School offers a Student Health Insurance Plan to all degree, diploma, online only, visiting, mobility (study abroad), Lang and Parsons consortium, graduate certificate program, ESL + Design program, ESL + Music program, and graduate and undergraduate degree program non-matriculating students. The Student Health Insurance Plan is an integral part of the university's goal of promoting the well-being of our students.
The following pages describe services, insurance coverage and limitations, procedures to waive coverage, and important deadlines. It is your responsibility to understand the nature and scope of insurance benefits and limitations as well as to meet all published deadlines.
The New School strongly encourages you to consider participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan. Please be advised that you may be eligible for coverage under a group health plan of a parent's employer or under a parent's individual health insurance policy if you are under the age of 26. Medical care is expensive. If you are thinking about waiving participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan, be sure your individual or family plan covers medical and mental health care in New York and compare costs, coverage, and deductibles.
The Student Health Services fee is $305 per semester, which provides access to medical and counseling services on campus as well as the Basic Accident Insurance Plan (Plan 1).
Medical and Mental Health Resources
Online Waiver Form
Summary of Insurance Plan (PDF)
Aetna Navigator (PDF)
Aetna Vision (PDF)
Mental Health Benefits (PDF)
Substance Abuse Benefits (PDF)
How to Read my EOB (PDF)
Dental Options (PDF)
For questions about insurance benefits, claims processing, inpatient admission pre-certification and ID cards (including lost ID cards) contact
Aetna Student HealthOne Charles ParkBoston, MA 02142800.878.1927Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Health Insurance OfficeStudent Health Services80 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floorNew York, NY 10011212.229.1671, option 3Fax: 212.614.7484
Office HoursMonday–Thursday9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Friday10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(except university holidays)