Health Insurance Waiver

UIC requires that all registered students be covered by health insurance and provides a plan, known as CampusCare, for which a fee is automatically assessed–along with tuition and other fees. If you have comparable coverage it is possible to waive this fee. When you register for summer session classes you will be enrolled automatically in CampusCare for the summer. There is no enrollment form to complete. Eligible students include all registered degree and non-degree Undergraduate, Graduate, and Health Professional students.

CampusCare benefits include:

  • Physician, hospital and emergency room services
  • Discounted vision and dental program
  • Behavioral health services
  • Prescription drug program

Coverage Dates

Student Health Insurance coverage begins on Monday, May 15, 2017 for students who register for any summer courses before Monday, May 29, 2017. If you register for courses after May 29 your coverage will begin on the date you register. In order to avoid problems with access to coverage, the CampusCare office advises you to register for courses before May 15. Coverage will end for all enrolled summer students on August 14, 2017.

Student Health Insurance Fee

The Student Health Insurance fee is one of several fees that appear on your student account. The rate for the Summer Session 2017 is $377. Note: Fees are subject to change prior to the start of the term. Also note that the Student Health Insurance Fee is different from the Student Health Services Fee, which is a mandatory fee that cannot be waived. Please check the Student Health Services Fee for more information about services covered by this fee.

As a UIUC/UIS student, the steps you need to take to waive the fee depend on your insurance coverage at your home campus


I have already waived out of my home campus Student Health Insurance program.

If you have already submitted a Student Health Insurance waiver at your home campus, you will automatically be waived out of coverage at UIC for the Summer Session. 

I use Student Health Insurance coverage at my home campus.

If you have Student Health Insurance coverage at your home campus, your coverage will be continued at UIC when you enroll. You will be assessed the Student Health Insurance fee at UIC unless you log into the CampusCare Web site after you register and submit the online waiver by May 29.

If you extended coverage at your home campus for the summer and do not need CampusCare coverage through UIC, you can waive coverage at UIC by logging into the CampusCare Web site after you register to submit the online waiver form by Monday, May 29.

After you have submitted the waiver allow 7-10 business days for the credit to post to your student account. 

Appeals Process

If there are any unusual circumstances why you missed the May 29 deadline date to waive CampusCare, you may submit an official letter of Appeal explaining why the deadline was missed.