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Illinois Institute of Technology

2024-2025 Academic Year

Insurance Requirement

The Illinois Institute of Technology requires all students who have registered for one academic credit hour or more, to have health insurance. All students will be billed and added to the Illinois Institute of Technology Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) once enrolled in one academic credit hour of class.

All international students at IIT are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan and do not need to take action.  International students are not able to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Insurance Cost & Coverage Periods

*The below 2024-2025 rates have not been finalized and are subject to change

  Annual Spring Summer
Coverage Dates 08/10/24 - 08/09/25 01/06/25 -08/09/25 05/20/25 -08/09/25
Insurance Cost $2,286 $1,344 $496
Waiver Deadline September 1, 2024 January 12, 2025 TBD

Plan Highlights

The 2024-2025 Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is insured by Aetna Student Health. The plan is ACA compliant and includes access to Aetna’s national network of PPO providers. Students do not have to select a primary care physician, and referrals are not required. Benefit information and links to your online ID card and claims portal can be found on the left side of this page. IIT has partnered with University Health Plans to administer the plan and help with waiver, enrollment, or benefit related questions. University Health Plans can be reached at 833-251-1718 or

Waiver Process

Students covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan that meets the waiver requirements can opt out of the SHIP by completing the annual waiver form by the deadline of September 1, 2024. Before waiving, compare the cost, coverage, and benefits of the SHIP to your existing plan. Failure to complete the waiver will result in a student being enrolled and responsible for the Health Insurance Fee.

Dependent Enrollment

If you are enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, you may also purchase coverage for your eligible dependents by completing the dependent enrollment form located under the navigation menu.

Qualifying Event Enrollment

Students who waived the SHIP may qualify for special enrollment rights if they incur an involuntary loss of other coverage. To request an enrollment form and premium quote, contact the Student Health & Wellness Center at 312-567-7550. You must submit all qualifying event enrollment paperwork and documentation within 60 days of the qualifying event.