Ithaca College

2021-2022 Academic Year

Spring Term 2022

This form is for all new incoming students for Spring Term 2022. 


Dear Students and Parents:

Ithaca College requires all matriculated undergraduate and graduate students to have health insurance. We are pleased to announce that for the 2021/22 academic year, Ithaca College has partnered with MVP Health Care to provide a plan with comprehensive coverage for IC students.  Please review the Benefit Information via the link in the menu at left hand side of this page.  The plan is administrated by University Health Plans. The charge for one full year of coverage from August 10, 2021 through August 9, 2022 is $2,195.00 (includes $66.92 broker fee).   The charge for Spring Term coverage from January 1, 2022 through August 9, 2022 is $1,281.00 (includes broker fee of $39.62), PLEASE NOTE: You must be a matriculated student at Ithaca College to be eligible to enroll in the insurance plan.

In order to ensure that all students have health insurance coverage, all student accounts will initially be charged for the plan.   If you are a domestic student and wish to opt out of this plan and have the insurance charge removed from your account, you must submit an online waiver form and provide proof of current health insurance coverage prior to the waiver deadline.   Please allow 10-15 business days from the date of your waiver submission for the credit to be reflected on your student bill.

Cost and Coverage Periods

      Annual Students       New Spring Students  
Coverage Dates  8/10/21 - 8/9/22 1/1/22 - 8/9/22
Insurance Cost  $2,195 $1,281
Waiver/Enrollment Deadline    September 15, 2021 January 15, 2022

If you are a DOMESTIC STUDENT and know in advance that you want to enroll on the Spring Term of coverage, and wish to avoid any delay in establishing benefits or gaps in coverage, you must submit the online enrollment form by January 15, 2022 


All INTERNATIONAL students and other non-U.S. residents at Ithaca College are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, but not until the waiver period closes.  Therefore, in order to avoid any delay in establishing benefits or gaps in coverage, we strongly recommend that you complete and submit the International Student enrollment form, which is available via the menu to the left, no later than January 15, 2022. If you are covered by an Embassy Sponsored Program, or a U.S. based health insurance plan with equal or better coverage, you may complete and submit a waiver form, also available in the menu to the left. If you are not covered by an Embassy Sponsored Program or comparable U.S. based health insurance plan, you are NOT allowed to waive.  Please note that the Ithaca College Student Health Insurance Plan meets J1/J2 visa requirements.

If you are covered by your family’s or spouse’s insurance plan, we encourage you to compare the costs, coverage, and benefits of the student health insurance plan to those of your existing plan before making any decision about your health insurance.

Consider the following in making your decision:

  • Students with out of state HMO/PPO or Medicaid plans often incur higher charges when obtaining care outside of the plan’s local service area or network and access to local services in Ithaca may be limited or denied.  
  • Some insurance plans, including out-of-state Medicaid Plans, only cover urgent or emergent care when care is obtained out of network or outside of the plan’s local service area.
  • Some plans do not cover outpatient referrals, or may only cover them after a high deductible or co-payment; this plan can help cover those expenses.
  • This plan includes coverage for preventive and well care services, has a low deductible, and a prescription plan.

If you do elect to waive coverage, we recommend that you provide Ithaca College Student Health Services with a copy of your medical and prescription cards. While this is not required, it will enable Health Center staff to better assist you with your health needs. Please fax a copy of both the front and back of your cards to 607-274-1844, or email a picture to This is not in place of the above mentioned waiver.

You should also be aware that all enrolled and matriculated Ithaca College students are able to access care at the Hammond Health Center regardless of your decision to keep or to waive the student health insurance plan.  There are no charges for most of the services provided at the health center.

Please call University Health Plans at 1-833-250-8996 if you have questions regarding the student health insurance plan.