The Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) Student Health Fee ($589 per term in 2018-19) covers most outpatient care at Harvard University Health Services and is required for resident students who are paying either full or reduced tuition. This requirement is a result of a Harvard Corporation vote and a Massachusetts state mandate. The cost of the Harvard University Student Health Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Catamaran prescription coverage) is $1,682 per term in 2018-19. In order to have the Harvard University Student Health Insurance Plan charge waived, students must verify that they are covered by equivalent medical insurance.
Two opportunities exist to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan. A student may file a waiver for the entire academic year or for only the fall or spring term. Financial aid recipients who choose to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan will have this budget item removed from their cost of attendance budget. This removal may result in an adjustment to the financial aid package. Please be aware that the Student Health Insurance Plan charge will appear on the term bill until the waiver has been processed fully. Waivers are available online at the HUSHP website. For details and waiver deadlines, students should consult the Member Services office at Harvard University Health Services, Holyoke Center, first floor, 617-495-2008.
The charge for Harvard-sponsored Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage is included on the term bill in two installments.
For students who have Harvard-sponsored Blue Cross Blue Shield and/or the Student Health Fee coverage in the spring term and receive terminal degrees in May, the Harvard-sponsored Blue Cross Blue Shield and the Student Health Fee coverage extends through July 31. Additional information regarding health insurance coverage is available at the HUSHP website.
Students interested in enrolling dependents in HUSHP should contact the Member Services Office for enrollment details. The cost to add dependents for 2018-19 is available online at the HUSHP website.
Foreign students are not eligible to waive the Student Health Insurance plan with international insurance. Students with J-1 visas are required to purchase coverage for their families as well, and foreign students with other visas are strongly recommended to do so.
Last updated 8/6/18