Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
The University System of Georgia provides eligible students with access to a comprehensive and competitively priced Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Click on the nearby tiles to learn more.
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- SHIP 2023-2024
- Plan Documentation and Miscellaneous Added Services Brochures
- Mobile Apps
SHIP vs GRA Health Insurance
The University System of Georgia offers healthcare to students and Graduate Research Assistants. It is a requirement for all graduate students to maintain Affordable Care Act (ACA)-compliant medical coverage. Graduate students are automatically enrolled for the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) upon completing registration. Students who provide adequate documentation of other coverage (through parents, a spouse, another employer, the ACA marketplace, etc.) can opt out of the SHIP requirement. Graduate Research Assistants also have the option of enrolling for the USG GRA medical plan instead of the SHIP. The USG encourages graduate students to compare all options available to them to determine what best meets their needs. International students may have additional requirements and/or restrictions associated with their visa status and should consult with the appropriate campus resource for further detail. Enrollment in both plans is not allowed.