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Dental Enrollment

Cornell's student Dental Plan is offered through MetLife. The plan includes low-cost access to preventative and basic restorative services at over 80,000 locations nationwide. Visit our website to see a summary of benefits. *For an accommodation for this PDF, please contact

Eligibility & Enrollment

All registered students, as well as their dependents, are eligible to enroll in the plan during the open enrollment period.

2024 – 2025 Plan Year Coverage and Open Enrollment Dates

  • Returning students, and their dependents, may enroll between 6/1/24 - 8/31/24, with coverage active 7/1/24 - 6/30/25.
  • New Fall students, and their dependents, may enroll 7/1/24 - 8/31/24, with coverage active 8/1/24 - 6/30/25.
  • New students beginning in the spring semester, and their dependents, may enroll 1/1/25 through 1/31/25, with coverage active 1/1/25 – 6/30/25.

Visit Cornell - Member Benefits Marketplace to enroll in coverage. Please note that you will be directed to a payment link outside of the enrollment page for payment. Payment in full is required to begin coverage and installment options are not available. 

Payments are final and MetLife does not provide refunds if you cancel your policy.

2024 – 2025 Plan Year Coverage Rates

Premiums are paid directly to MetLife. There is a $10 processing fee in addition to the premium.
Returning Students
(7/1 start)
New Fall Students
(8/1 start)
New Spring Students
(1/1 start)
Student Only $313.56 $287.43 $156.78
Student + One Dependent $645.84 $592.02 $322.92
Student + Family $817.32 $749.21 $408.66


Contact MetLife with questions regarding dental coverage enrollment.

Phone: 800-282-8626