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  • The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is an integral part of the university's efforts to promote the well-being of our students. The New School offers a health insurance plan to all degree (including online-only), visiting, mobility (study abroad), maintenance-of-status, Lang and Parsons consortium, ESL + certificate, graduate credit certificate, and graduate and undergraduate degree non-matriculating students. Students enrolling through the Continuing and Professional Education program are not eligible and are not charged for student health insurance. 

    All eligible students are automatically billed for the SHIP each semester upon registration. Students must choose to enroll in the plan or request a waiver by the posted deadline. Students who do not complete the online enrollment or waiver form by September 12, 2022, will be automatically enrolled in the plan and will be responsible for paying the health insurance fee. Students need to submit a waiver form only once every academic year. Waiver forms submitted in the fall 2022 semester will be applied to both fall 2022 and spring 2023.

    The enrollment and waiver forms for the 2022–2023 school year will be available on University Health Plans. The enrollment/waiver deadline for the fall 2022 semester is September 12, 2022. 

    How It Works

    • All students are required to have health insurance that provides comprehensive coverage where they are located.
    • Students' insurance plan does not need to be U.S.-based or ACA-compliant in order for them to be eligible to waive the SHIP. 
    • All students are automatically charged for student health insurance upon registration.
    • Students who want coverage under the SHIP must submit an enrollment form.
    • Students with their own health insurance coverage must submit a waiver form.
    • Students who do not take any action before the enrollment/waiver deadline will be automatically enrolled in the SHIP after the deadline has passed and will be responsible for payment of the health insurance fee.

    Staff can provide you with resources to help you compare your options and choose a plan that will meet your needs.

    2022-2023 Health Insurance Plan

    • The annual premium will be posted as soon as New York State approves the 2022–2023 SHIP. The plan is billed in two installments:
      • Fall 2022 coverage (coverage period August 20, 2022–January 14, 2023).
      • Spring 2023 coverage (coverage period January 15–August 19, 2023).
    • The student health insurance provider is UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The student health insurance provider administers the insurance plan and pays the claims.
    • The plan is called UnitedHealthcare Student Resources Choice Plus PPO Plan.
    • University Health Plans is the insurance broker. The insurance broker handles the enrollment and waiver processes. The enrollment and waiver forms are now available on the University Health Plans website.
    • If you do not enroll or waive enrollment by the deadline, you will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and will be responsible for the insurance fee.
    • More information about the benefits of the 2022–2023 plan will be available soon.

    2021-2022 Health Insurance Plan

    • The annual premium is $3,338, billed in two installments:
      • Fall 2021 coverage is $1,353 (coverage period August 20, 2021–January 14, 2022)
      • Spring 2022 coverage is $1,985 (coverage period January 15–August 19, 2022).
    • The student health insurance provider is UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. The student health insurance provider administers the insurance plan and pays the claims.
    • The plan is called UnitedHealthcare Student Resources Choice Plus PPO Plan.
    • University Health Plans is the insurance broker. The insurance broker handles the enrollment and waiver processes. The enrollment and waiver forms are now available on the University Health Plans website.
    • The enrollment/waiver deadlines for the 2021–2022 school year have passed. Waiver requests are no longer being accepted.
    • If you do not enroll or waive enrollment by the deadline, you will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and will be responsible for the insurance fee.
    • The Plan Brochure and Plan Certificate are available on the University Health Plans website.
  • Contact Us

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    800.273.TALK (8255)

    Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ-focused)
    
866.488.7386

    LIFENET Hotline
    English: 800.543.3638

    Spanish: 877.298.3373

    Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean dialects: 877.990.8585

    Student Health Services
    [email protected]

    Student Health Insurance
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    Office Hours
    Monday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (counseling appointments only 5:00-9:00 p.m. )
    Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (counseling appointments only 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
    Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Closed on university holidays

    Students living outside of the United States should use emergency and after-hours services in their local communities.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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