Effective for the 2019-20 academic year, all full-time domestic undergraduate, graduate, and second degree nursing students will be enrolled in, and billed for, the University-sponsored health insurance policy, unless the student is already enrolled in a comparable health insurance plan. If the student already has health insurance, a waiver must be completed in order for a credit to appear on the student’s bill. The deadline to waive the insurance is Tuesday, August 6.
Here are the steps to complete your waiver:
In early July, once your bill is issued by the Bursar’s Office, you will be able to verify that the waiver and subsequent credit has been successful:
You will see the initial charge for the student health insurance plan; students who have submitted the waiver will see a corresponding credit, which may take up to two business days following submission to appear.
Domestic Students (Undergraduate):
Fairfield University requires that all full-time domestic undergraduate students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's “hard waiver” program, full-time domestic undergraduate students are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July, in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A $2,277.00 charge for this policy appears on the domestic student's tuition bill. However, if the domestic student has access to comparable or better health insurance through other means (e.g. parents' coverage), and does not wish to be enrolled in the University sponsored plan, the domestic student must complete an on-line waiver to provide proof of coverage. Students completing the waiver to decline the university sponsored plan will receive a full credit on their tuition bill.
International Students (Graduate):
Fairfield University requires all graduate international students (part-time or full-time) and all full-time undergraduate international students to purchase the University sponsored health insurance policy. The University enrolls each international student in its sponsored health insurance plan for the upcoming academic year on a mandatory basis. A charge for this policy appears on the student’s tuition bill. International (VISA holding) students cannot waive coverage.
Domestic Full-Time Graduate & Second Degree Nursing Students
Fairfield University requires that all full-time domestic graduate and second-degree nursing students maintain or purchase a health insurance policy. Under Fairfield University's “hard waiver” program, these students will see a charge of $3,377.00 on their tuition bill for a health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. However, if the student has comparable or better health insurance coverage through other means (e.g. parents, spouse) and does not wish to be enrolled in the University-sponsored plan, the student must complete an online waiver to provide proof of coverage and receive a full credit for the policy on their tuition bill.
Student Health Insurance Plan Features:
For a complete description of the benefits available, limitations and exclusions, and FAQs please visit www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield.
Part Time Students
The University’s health insurance requirements and “hard waiver” program only applies to traditional, first degree undergraduate students, fulltime graduate students, and students enrolled in the second degree nursing program. Voluntary enrollment in the University sponsored health insurance plan is not available to part-time students at either the undergraduate or graduate levels. Alternatives to consider in order to maintain health insurance coverage while attending Fairfield University include: