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Insurance

All students at the University of Virginia charged the full comprehensive fees with their tuition are required to have health insurance coverage. By these key deadlines, students must either:

  • Enroll in the UVA Aetna Student Health Plan OR
  • Submit proof of current health insurance coverage that is comparable to the Aetna Student Health Plan and thereby waive the Aetna option. 

This step-by-step PDF tutorial details how to submit proof of health insurance on the UVA Aetna Student Health Plan website, or watch this video to review the online enrollment/verification process.

NOTE: If you are looking for information about the cost of care at Student Health and Wellness or submitting charges for reimbursement with your insurance provider, visit Student Charges and related FAQs.

If you have financial concerns about the affordability of health insurance (UVA Aetna Student Health Plan or otherwise), please do not hesitate to reach out at sth-ins@virginia.edu or by calling 434-243-2702. The Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer oversees the student health insurance program. The Student Health Insurance Committee (SHIC) consists of faculty, students, and staff and serves as an advisory body to the Vice President.

Student Health Insurance Committee

The Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer oversees the student health insurance program. The Student Health Insurance Committee (“SHIC”) consists of faculty, students, and staff and serves as an advisory body to the Vice President. Each year, in consultation with the SHIC, the Vice President makes a recommendation to the University's senior leadership regarding the benefit structure and cost of the student health insurance plan for the upcoming plan year. The University's President has final authority with regard to the recommendation.  The Department of Student Health and Wellness works closely with the insurance provider that is selected in the administration of the student health insurance plan. 

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