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Waive Student Health Insurance Parent & Family Programs

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Waive the student health insurance (UC SHIP & RAFT)

Note: UC San Diego automatically enrolls all registered students into the UC SHIP program. The UC SHIP must be waived every quarter. Read How to waive UC SHIP (below).

The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is a comprehensive health plan that provides a full range of medical services for your student. Health insurance is a mandatory condition for enrollment at all University of California campuses. UC San Diego automatically enrolls all registered students into the UC SHIP program.

If your student can demonstrate that they have a comparable medical insurance coverage, your student may be able to opt out of UC SHIP. There are strict guidelines and deadlines regarding this process and your student is not guaranteed to receive a waiver.

Reduced Access Fee for Tritons (RAFT) allows students who waive UC SHIP to visit Student Health Services (SHS) for many primary care needs without the worry of high costs. Students who waive UC SHIP and do not purchase RAFT must pay the full cost of all services at SHS.

Student Health Services | (858) 534-2124 | ship3@ucsd.edu

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Parents' Helpline: (858) 534-7273 | parents@ucsd.edu