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Student Health Plan (SHP) Rates

2016-2017 SHP Rates

2016-2017 Plan Term (11 ½ months*): August 17, 2016  – July 31, 2017

*Note: the 2016-2017 plan term is 11.5 months instead of 12 months to allow for a shift to an August 1 – July 31 plan term in 2017-2018. The SHP rate for 2016-2017 would be higher if charged over 12 months.

  • Student: $2,560
  • Spouse / Domestic Partner: $2,560
  • One Child: $2,560
  • Two or More Children: $5,120

Spring Semester Only**: January 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017 

**Available to new and spring transfer students only

  • Student: $1,558
  • Spouse / Domestic Partner: $1,558
  • One Child: $1,558
  • Two or More Children: $3,116

Please visit Dental Plan and Vision Plan for rates for those plans.

Summer 2017

The summer package rate for all summer programs is $668. With this package, students will have three months of insurance coverage beginning on the first day of their program. Learn more on our Summer Students page.

Financial Aid & Health-Related Costs

If you apply for and receive financial aid from Cornell, your award will be based upon the estimated cost of attendance, which includes $175 per semester toward "health-related costs." This covers the student health fee, or – if you enroll in SHP – goes toward the SHP premium. Those who enroll in SHP may request a loan for the difference between the SHP premium and the amount included in your cost of attendance. Please consult the Financial Aid Information for Newly Admitted Students for more information. Note: students enrolled in SHP-M will NOT receive the $175/semester contribution toward health-related costs, since SHP-M costs are covered.

Graduate Students: Monthly Installment Payment Plan Option

Graduate students enrolled in SHP may prefer to spread out their annual insurance premium over an 8-month period. This “Monthly Installment Payment Plan” option can be requested, for a small monthly fee, at the beginning of each plan year. The deadline for enrollment is October 31 (or February 28, for new and spring transfer students only).

Please contact the Office of Student Health Benefits:

  • for assistance in enrolling in the installment option
  • to receive monthly premium information
  • if you have questions or concerns

Call 607 255-6363 or email

Contact Information

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