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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

NOTE: SHP Plus (Medicaid) enrollees have dental coverage included as a benefit of their plan.

Eligibility & Enrollment

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

2023 – 2024 Plan Year Coverage and Open Enrollment Dates

  • Returning students, and their dependents, may enroll between 6/1/23 - 8/31/23, with coverage active 7/1/23 - 6/30/24.
  • New Fall students, and their dependents, may enroll 7/1/23 - 8/31/23, with coverage active 8/1/23 - 6/30/24.
  • New students beginning in the spring semester, and their dependents, may enroll 1/1/24 through 1/31/24, with coverage active 1/1/24 – 6/30/24.

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.

2023 – 2024 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