Enrollment and Fees

Covered services for CUIMC students fall into two major sections, which are charged separately:

  • The Health and Related Services Fee (HRSF) 
  • The Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (administered by Aetna Student Health)

The Health and Related Services Fee

The HRSF grants access to all services and resources provided by Student Health on Haven. The Health and Related Service fee (HRSF) is mandated by the Board of Trustees for:

  • ALL full-time students at CUIMC
  • Students and their dependents* who enroll in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan. 

The HRSF is an annual plan, though fees are assessed per semester, with a portion of the fee due at the beginning of the fall semester, and the remainder of the fee due at the beginning of the spring semester.

  • Full time students and those on the Columbia Univeristy Student Health Insurance Plan are required to pay the Health & Related Services Fee regardless of the physical location of the student.
  • If you switch from full-time to part-time during the spring semester, you will still be assessed the spring portion of the HRSF fee, and will, of course, be entitled to all services provided by Student Health on Haven. 
  • Nursing Students: Columbia University School of Nursing mandates that ALL clinical nursing students enroll in the HRSF, regardless of whether they are full-time OR part-time.

2020-2021 Student Health and Related Services Fee (HRSF) Annual Costs

The table below outlines the cost per year for the Health and Related Services Fee (HRSF):

HRSF Annual Policy 2020-21 Fall Semester 2020 Coverage Period: 08/15/20 - 12/31/20 Spring/Summer Semester 2021 Coverage Period: 01/01/21 - 08/14/21 Summer Semester 2021 Coverage Period: 05/15/21 - 08/14/21
Student only

$1,576

$788

$788

$397

Spouse or same-sex domestic partner*

$1,576

$788

$788

$397

Child 18-26 years of age*

$1,576

$788

$788

$397

*Students and their Spouse or Child (18-26 years of age) dependents are required to pay the Health and Related Services Fee in order to enroll in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan. Dependents under the age of 18 are not required to pay the Health and Related Services Fee.

The Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan

Although the insurance premium is charged by semester, enrollment is on an annual basis; students who have enrolled in the fall cannot drop the coverage during the spring semester even if their status switches from full-time to part-time.

2020-2021 Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan Annual Policy Costs

The table below outlines the cost per year for the 2020-2021 Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan.

Columbia University Insurance Plan Annual Policy 2020-2021 Fall Semester  2020 Coverage Period: 08/15/20-12/31/20 Spring/Summer Semester 2021 Coverage Period: 01/01/21-08/14/21 Summer Semester 2021 Coverage Period: 05/15/21-08/14/21 (NEW SUMMER STUDENTS ONLY)
Student only

$3,676

$1,400

$2,276

$930

Spouse or same sex domestic partner

 

$3,676

$1,400

$2,276

$930

One child

$3,647

$1,389

$2,258

$919

Two or more children

$7,294

$2,778

$4,516

$1,838

  • Fees are additive: For example, annual coverage for a student and spouse on the Columbia University Insurance Plan costs ($3,676 + $1,576) + ($3,676 +$1,576)=$10,504 total.
  • Please note that dependents are not automatically enrolled or renewed. Please complete the dependent enrollment application to enroll.

Full-Time Students

  • Enrollment in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic for all full-time students. If you have comparable coverage, you may waive.

  • The Fall semester open enrollment period is from August 1 - September 30 each year except for students who first join the university in the spring or summer, who may enroll or waive at that time.

  • Students whose status changes from part-time to full-time during the academic year will be automatically enrolled at that time, but may waive the insurance if they have comparable coverage.

  • The waiver must be completed each insurance year. The insurance year begins August 15 of each year. If you entered in spring or summer, and waived, you must repeat the waiver again for the fall semester.

Part-Time Students

Part-time students may elect to enroll in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan by enrolling through SSOL or by completing and submitting the Enrollment Application and submitting to shsinsurance@cumc.columbia.edu.

Students whose status changes from part-time to full-time during the academic year will be automatically enrolled at that time, but may waive the insurance if they have comparable coverage. The waiver must be completed each insurance year. The insurance year begins August 15 of each year. If you entered in spring or summer, and waived, you must repeat the waiver again for the fall semester.

International Students

Columbia University requires ALL international students (regardless of credit status) to enroll in the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan. Navigating the U.S. health care system can be complex, and this will ensure that international students have access to the highest quality of care both on- and off-campus. Please review the Insurance FAQs and contact the Insurance and Adminstration team with any questions.

Dual-Degree Students

For information on health services and insurance enrollment when your program shifts between the CUIMC and Morningside campuses, read about dual-degree students and the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan.

Health Requirement Fee Schedule

An administrative fee of $95 will be charged to students completing any preregistration requirements at the Student Health on Haven, with additional fees charged for each service rendered (immunizations and titers). We do not accept any type of insurance for services except for titers, and full payment is due at the time of service (via cash, check or Visa or MasterCard credit or debit card). The cost of titers may be billed to insurance.

Administrative Fee

Administrative Fee $ 95.00

Titers

  • MMR Titer $47.74
  • Measles Titer Only $20.16
  • Mumps Titer Only $23.00
  • Rubella Titer Only $14.46
  • Varicella Titer $23.47
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Titer $18.00
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen $15.33
  • Hepatitis B e Antigen $29.36
  • Hepatitis C Antibody $22.66
  • Hep C RNA $491

  • Hep C Antibody with reflex to RIBA $22

  • QuantiFERON Gold TB test $68.96

Vaccines/Immunizations

  • Hepatitis A $70.00
  • Hepatitis B $60.00
  • HPV/Gardasil 9 $228.00
  • Influenza $0.00
  • Meningococcal MCV4 $120.00
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) $60.00
  • Polio (IPV) $30.00
  • TB skin test (PPD) $15.00
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap) $40.00
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) $30.00
  • Typhoid IM $105.34
  • Typhoid Oral (Vivotif) $57.00
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) $129.00
  • Yellow Fever $117.50

Prices are subject to change. Influenza vaccine is only available to enrolled students.