Graduate Student Health Insurance Waiver

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Health Insurance Waiver
Eligible graduate students who work 0.25 FTE or greater (10 or more hours per week) and complete the required Certification of Eligibility for Graduate Insurance Form within the enrollment period will be considered for health insurance waiver.

Graduate students employed as Other Personnel Service (OPS) workers are not eligible for this coverage.  

Eligible Graduate Students:

  • Graduate Assistants
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Research Assistants

Application Requirements:

  1. Must work 0.25 FTE or more as a Graduate, Teaching, or Research Assistant.
  2. Must complete the Certification of Eligibility for Graduate Insurance Form each semester and have a valid contract to cover the period to be eligible for this coverage.
  3. The Form must be signed and dated by the student and supervisor.
  4. Forms must be typed and submitted via email to


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester – September 8
  • Spring Semester – January 20 (Forms for the Spring Semester cover the Summer term)

Incomplete forms will not be considered, and forms will not be accepted after the application deadline. For more information email: or call (850) 599-3505.

Please note that you will be charged for health insurance if you do not complete and submit the Graduate Insurance form or waive the University plan by the appropriate deadline.

If you already have health insurance and want to waive the university plan, complete the online. United HealthCare Online Insurance Waiver.

For information regarding the University's Health Insurance, visit FAMU Health Services .