Health Service Fees - Morningside Campus

Cost: 
$510 per term
Year Period: 
2016 - 2017
Other Fees: 
Health Service and Insurance Fees - Morningside Campus
Applicable Students & Schools: 
All full-time and residential students on the Morningside Campus, including Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science students in study abroad programs

Fall Term: $510.00

Spring Term: $510.00

  1. All full-time and residential students on the Morningside Campus, including Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science students in study abroad programs shall be charged the Columbia Health Fee so that they may be eligible for on-campus health care, counseling, special health programs, and information. Full-time status is defined as 12 or more points, except in:

    a. School of Law: 10 or more points;


    b. School of Social Work:

    MSW Program - 10.0 or more points;

    Doctoral Program - 9.0 or more points;


    c. GSAS (other than Liberal Studies Master's Program): Full Residence Unit, Full-Time Extended Residence, Full-Time Matriculation and Facilities;


    d. Arts: MFA Full-Time Research and Full-Time Special Research

    e. Journalism: Full-Time Research and Full-Time Special Research

    f. All students certified as full-time by their departments regardless of the number of points.
     

    Exemption from payment of the Columbia Health Fee on the Morningside Campus is permitted only for full-time students enrolled in the Executive MBA program or Executive MPA program, students enrolled in certain study abroad programs (primarily graduate programs), and students in the MA Program in French Cultural Studies.

  2. In addition to fees for Columbia Health eligibility, full-time and residential students, including Columbia College and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science students in study abroad programs shall be enrolled in the Gold level of the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan that covers specified costs of off-campus health care, including appropriately authorized hospitalization.  Students already enrolled in a comparable medical insurance plan may request a waiver of enrollment in the University’s plan by entering an online waiver request at the designated website by the applicable deadline.  The waiver request must be entered annually.  Students may elect to upgrade their coverage to the Platinum level of the Plan for a higher benefit level by entering an online enrollment request at the designated website by the applicable deadline.  Enrollment in the Platinum level must be requested annually.  Upon registration for the Spring Term, students are billed for the level of coverage provided in the Fall Term.  Columbia Health monitors to ensure that no change in coverage is possible during the Plan Year except in special circumstances described in the insurance plan materials.
  3. To help ensure that international students have access to the highest quality of care on- and off-campus, Columbia University requires all International students to enroll in the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan and pay the Columbia Health Fee, regardless of the number of registered credits.  Waivers may be considered on a case by case basis for International students who are covered by a U.S. based, employer-sponsored, group health plan (as a primary, spouse, or dependent) or who are short-term visitors to campus.  This requirement supersedes all other requirements or exemptions contained herein for International students.
  4. Students registered in Full-Time Extended Residence, Full-Time Matriculation and Facilities and MFA Research Arts may request a waiver of Student Health Insurance Plan enrollment by entering an online waiver request at the designated website by the applicable deadline.  Approval of the waiver does not also reverse the Columbia Health Fee charge.
  5. Full-time students enrolled in a Columbia degree program who are registered in certain study abroad programs (except for undergraduate students in Columbia College, and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science) shall not be automatically enrolled in the Columbia Health or the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan for that term.  Students in these categories may elect enrollment in the Columbia Health and the Student Health Insurance Plan by entering an online enrollment request at the designated website by applicable deadline.  Election of insurance coverage in the Fall Term while registered in courses on the Morningside campus is automatically extended to the Spring Term even if the student is registered in a course of study away from the Morningside campus for that term. It is not possible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan without being enrolled in Columbia Health.  However, students in this category may enroll in the Columbia Health without enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  At SIPA the following SIS codes represent students enrolled abroad.  These students should NOT be charged the Columbia Health Fee or the insurance premium automatically, but should be allowed to elect coverage.  These SIS codes are: IAPARI, IAPAR1, IAPAR2, IALONI, IASING, IASIN1, IAMEXI, IABERL, IABER1, IABER2, IATOKO, IATOK1, IATOK2, IASAOP, IASAO1, IASAO2, IAGPPN, IACAIR, IASAOX.
  6. Students enrolled in the MS Program in the Online Campus at the School of Social Work shall not be charged the Health Fee or the insurance premium automatically but should be allowed to elect coverage.
  7. Full time students in the Executive MBA program or the Executive MPA program, students in the MA program in French Cultural Studies and full-time students enrolled in certain study abroad programs shall not be automatically enrolled in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.  Students in these categories may elect enrollment in the Columbia Health and Student Health Insurance Plan by entering an online enrollment request at the designated website by the applicable deadline. Enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan shall generate enrollment in Columbia Health.  It is not possible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan without being enrolled in the Columbia Health; however, students in these categories may enroll in Columbia Health without enrolling in the Student Health Insurance Plan.  The enrollment selection made in the Fall Term will continue in the Spring Term and may not be changed.
  8. All part-time students may elect enrollment in Columbia Health and the Student Health Insurance Plan by entering an online enrollment request by the applicable deadline.  It is not possible to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan without being enrolled in Columbia Health.  After the enrollment/waiver period has ended, part-time students may elect Columbia Health enrollment at any time during a term in which they are a registered student by completing a Request for Enrollment form at the Columbia Health Insurance Office; however, the Columbia Health Fee is not pro-rated if enrollment is initiated after the applicable deadline.  The enrollment selection made in the Fall Term will be continued in the Spring Term and may not be changed.  Part-time students who are registered for the Fall Term and do not elect enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan by the end of the enrollment/waiver period for that term are not eligible to enroll in the Plan for the Spring Term.
  9. All residents of University Residence Halls not included in the above categories shall be charged the Columbia Health Fee and enrolled in the Gold level of the Student Health Insurance Plan, as described in Items 1 and 2 above.
  10. Students from selected affiliated institutions (Teachers College, Jewish Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary) are governed by the policies outlined above.
  11. Undergraduate exchange students in Columbia College and the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science who are not included in any of the categories described above shall be charged the Columbia Health Fee and enrolled in the Gold level of the Student Health Insurance Plan, as described in Items 1 and 2.