Medical and Prescription Plan Information - Eligibility

The Purdue University Student Insurance plan is offered to students on the West Lafayette Campus.

Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased. Home study, correspondence, internet and television courses do not fulfill the eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes. UHCSR maintains its right to investigate eligibility to verify that the policy eligibility requirements have been met. If the eligibility requirements have not been met, the only obligation of UHCSR is to refund the premium.

Other eligibility requirements differ depending on plan. Please refer to the individual policy brochure for complete information.

  • Domestic Students (US Citizens and Permanent Residents): Undergraduates; Graduate Students, non-funded or funded less than 20 hours/week; Fellowship students (not administered as graduate assistantship)

    All registered West Lafayette campus domestic students taking six or more credit hours and degree seeking are eligible to enroll in the University Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. All qualified Fellows on the West Lafayette campus are eligible to enroll in this insurance plan.
  • International Students: Undergraduates; Graduate Students, non-funded, or funded less than 20 hours/week; Fellowship students (not administered as graduate assistantship)

    All international students who are registered or in an approved professional certificate program at Purdue West Lafayette campus must enroll in the Mandatory University health insurance plan. An international student who is registered for less than full time may be eligible for this plan if the reduced hours have been approved by the Purdue Office of International Students and Scholars.
  • Graduate Student Staff: Must be funded 20 hours/week or more; Fellowship Students being administered as graduate assistantship

    All graduate teaching or research assistants and graduate administrative staff employed .5 FTE or more are eligible to enroll in this insurance plan. All Fellowship students being administered as .5 FTE graduate assistantships are eligible to enroll in this plan.

Graduate Student Staff must enroll during the open enrollment period at the beginning of the Academic year or the university's premium contribution will be forfeited. If that occurs, the alternate option to obtain insurance would be to pay the full premium for either the domestic or international student plan.

New Graduate Student Staff hired after the enrollment period must enroll within 30 days of their start date. Insurance coverage becomes effective on the 6th of the month prior to your start date.