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Extension Options

If you are already enrolled in SHP and going on a university approved leave of absence or graduating, you may be able to extend your coverage. Your eligibility for a SHP extension and the length of the extension will depend on the effective date of your status change.

Important note for SHP Plus (Medicaid) students: If you are enrolled in SHP Plus, you will no longer be eligible if you take a leave of absence or graduate. You may purchase an extension of regular SHP, as described below, but you will be responsible for paying the premium amount. Please email SHP-medicaid@cornell.edu to discuss your options.

If you are going on a leave of absence, see our Leave of Absence page for information on your extension options.