Paid Health Insurance Coverage
The College of Graduate Studies provides health insurance coverage as part of the complete financial packages offered to all qualifying university fellows and graduate assistants with appointments totaling 20 hours per week.
Qualifying Fellowships and Assistantships
- Students with university fellowships that are accompanied by tuition waivers are eligible for paid health insurance coverage.
- Graduate assistants are eligible for paid health insurance coverage if they have a single appointment of at least 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week) or two appointments of at least 0.25 FTE (10 hours per week). Graduate assistantships must be accompanied by resident tuition remission in the form of either GTA tuition waivers or tuition payments paid by university funds.
Full annual coverage will be provided in two separate time periods. Students with qualifying assistantships and fellowships in the fall term will receive fall coverage, running from August 15 through December 31. Students with qualifying assistantships and fellowships in the spring term will receive coverage for the remainder of the policy year, running from January 1 through August 14. Students with a qualifying assistantship or fellowship only in summer term will receive summer coverage, running from May 1 through August 14.
All students qualifying for paid health insurance coverage will be required to accept or decline the health insurance coverage in their myUCF Student Center by submitting the Graduate Health Insurance electronic form. See Health Insurance for more information about this health insurance coverage.
Communications from the College of Graduate Studies and the health insurance company will be sent to the student's Knights e-mail address and the local mailing address in the university records. Students who anticipate receiving health insurance coverage due to their assistantship or fellowship are advised to keep their contact information current at myUCF (my.ucf.edu).