Enrollment & Coverage
Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP) provides platinum-level health insurance coverage to undergraduate, graduate, professional, and medical students, and their dependents.
Administered by Aetna Student Health, SHP was designed with input from Cornell students to provide access to convenient and comprehensive care on Cornell's Ithaca campus, in New York City, and anywhere else in the U.S or abroad.
All degree-seeking students attending Cornell must either be enrolled in SHP or carry other insurance which meets university requirements. Some students are required to be enrolled in SHP and do not have the option to waive this coverage. See “eligibility to waive” for more information. If you qualify for New York State Medicaid, you may be eligible for Cornell’s SHP Plus program.
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