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Extensions for Recent Graduates

Extensions for Recent Graduates

Important! If you are going on a university-approved leave of absence prior to your graduation date, your extension options are determined by the effective date of your leave and not your graduation term. Please refer to the following pages for more information:

If you are enrolled in academic credits through the end of your last term prior to graduating, your options are as follows:

May Graduates

  • Maintain your SHP coverage through the end of the plan year (June 30th) [default if you do not take action]
  • You may also purchase an extension of SHP coverage for three months into the next plan year (through September 30th).
    • Submit and pay for the extension after June 1st.
    • The deadline to request and pay for this extension is August 31st.

August Graduates with summer enrollment credits

You will be automatically enrolled in SHP coverage for July and August of the new plan year, and bursar billed the 2023-2024 premium for these months.

  • If you do nothing, your coverage will end August 31st.
  • You may also purchase an extension of SHP coverage for a further three months (November 30th).
    • Submit and pay for this extension after July 1st.
    • The deadline to request and pay for this extension is October 31st.

August Graduates with NO summer enrollment credits

  • If you do nothing, your coverage will end June 30th.
  • You may also purchase an extension of SHP coverage for three months into the next plan year September 30th.
    • Submit and pay for this extension after June 1st.
    • The deadline to request and pay for this extension is August 31st.

December Graduates

  • If you do nothing, your coverage will end December 31st.
  • You may also purchase an extension of SHP coverage for an additional three months (through March 31st).
    • Submit and pay for this extension after December 1st.
    • The deadline to request and pay for this extension is February 28th.