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 undergraduate domestic students* are automatically enrolled (and billed), each July, in its sponsored health insurance policy for the upcoming academic year. A $2,161.00 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.
*The University’s health insurance requirement and “hard waiver” program only applies to traditional, first degree undergraduate students (it does not apply to Second Degree Nursing students).
Student Health Insurance Plan Features:
For a complete description of the benefits available, limitations and exclusions, and FAQs please visit www.gallagherstudent.com/fairfield.
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 Graduate Students and Part Time Students:
Voluntary enrollment in the University sponsored health insurance plan is not available to domestic graduate students or part time students. Alternatives to consider in order to maintain health insurance coverage while attending Fairfield University include: