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Exercise Facility Reimbursement

Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) allows plan members to save money while meeting their fitness goals. 

The Exercise Facility Reimbursement Program helps SHP members recoup the cost of a fitness center membership. This benefit is available to students enrolled in SHP, and their spouses/domestic partners who are enrolled in SHP.

If you are enrolled on Cornell's Ithaca campus

The SHP benefit may reimburse you for the cost of a membership at the Cornell Fitness Centers. You may be eligible for a reimbursement of up to half of the full year membership fee for completing 50 exercise visits to Cornell Fitness Centers within the time periods of:

  • 8/17/2016–2/16/2017   – or –
  • 2/17/2017–7/31/2017

If you complete 50 exercise visits within both time frames (meaning 100 visits total, 50 per 6 month period) you will be reimbursed the full amount of your membership fee. 

In order to claim this benefit: 

   > Print a copy of your visit count

      You must be on a CU network to log in to the system.
      After logging in, click on "My Account," then on "Member Visit Report."

Then complete this NY Facility Reimbursement Form (pdf). NOTE: Under "Exercise Facility Documentation," you need only to indicate "See attached visit count." You do NOT need a signature or to document the date of the visits.

Submit the form, your visit count printout, and a copy of your receipt or Bursar bill showing the charge of purchasing the fitness center membership, to Aetna Student Health

You will receive the reimbursement as a check mailed to the address you have on file with Cornell's Student Center.

If you are enrolled in classes AWAY from Cornell's Ithaca Campus

This benefit is still available to you. You may be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $200 for completing 50 exercise visits to an exercise facility within the time periods of:

  • 8/17/2015-2/16/2016   – or –
  • 2/17/2016-8/16/2016

If you complete 50 exercise visits within both time frames (meaning 100 visits total, 50 per 6 month period) you will be reimbursed up to $400 of your membership fee.

In order to claim this benefit: 

Please complete this NY Facility Reimbursement Form (pdf) and submit it, along with proof of payment for your membership fee, to Aetna Student Health. NOTE: Under "Exercise Facility Documentation," you WILL need a signature for each date of visit.

You will receive the reimbursement as a check mailed to the address you have on file with Cornell's Student Center.


Contact Information

Student Health Benefits
312 College Avenue, Suite A
Ithaca, NY 14850 [map]