Am I Eligible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan?
Undergraduate students attending UH-Main Campus who are enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours (three (3) for summer session) are eligible to enroll for coverage within the posted open enrollment time period.
Graduate students attending UH-Main Campus who are enrolled in three (3) or more credit hours are eligible to enroll for coverage within the posted open enrollment time period.
Voluntary Domestic Students must re-enroll each term.
International students with "F" or "J" visa status are required to be covered under the UH System (UHS) Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken. At the time of registration, the student will automatically be enrolled in the mandatory UHS-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and will be charged for the coverage period on their student financial account. UH Main International students with "F" or "J" visa status may request a waiver of coverage based on the UH System's waiver criteria.
If you need to obtain dependent coverage for a spouse and/or child, please find resources by scrolling to the bottom of this page to "Dependent Coverage Resources"
Continuation of Coverage is only available to Insured Students and covered Dependents who have graduated or are no longer eligible for coverage under the University of Houston Student Health Insurance Plan. Covered students must have been insured for at least three (3) continuous months before coverage terminated under the Prior and/or Current Plan.