Cornell University

Health Insurance

Contact Information

Office of Student Health Benefits
95 Pine Tree Road,
Suite 210
East Hill Office Building
Ithaca, NY 14850


Health Insurance Requirement

All Cornell students are required to have adequate health insurance. You will be automatically enrolled in Cornell's Student Health Plan (SHP), unless you waive your enrollment for an alternate insurance plan.

Domestic Students:

International Students:

Tips & Topics

  • Optional dental and vision plans

    All students are eligible to enroll in Cornell's dental and vision plans, regardless of what other health insurance they have. Learn more about the benefits of these optional plans and how to enroll.

  • Financial aid and health-related costs

    If you apply for and receive financial aid from Cornell, your award will be based upon the estimated cost of attendance, which includes a yearly amount toward "health-related costs" that go toward the SHP premium. SHP members may request a loan for the difference between the health-related financial aid and the SHP premium. Please consult the Financial Aid Information for Newly Admitted Students for more information.