Insurance & Immunization

Student Health Insurance

University Student Health Insurance Plan (U-SHIP):  Each year all insurance eligible students are enrolled in U-SHIP.  To waive out of U-SHIP coverage, students must provide proof of alternate comparable coverage before the enrollment/waiver deadline.  Students who do not waive by the deadline will remain enrolled in U-SHIP for the entire academic year and are responsible for the annual premium.  U-SHIP is compliant with ACA requirements.


Immunization Requirements:  By State of Illinois law, all new students are required to present proof of immunity from German measles, measles (two shots required), mumps, and tetanus/diphtheria (three shots required for international students). The Student Health Service notifies all new students of the requirement and provides instructions for compliance. Forms will be mailed to all incoming students and are available on the SHCS website.  They can be returned by mail, in person, or by email at

Student Health and Counseling Services