Student Health Services



All FAMU students are required to have health insurance per University Regulation 2.033. This regulation applies to students that are enrolled at least half-time (9 hours undergraduate or 6 hours graduate) in a degree-seeking program. Students that are strictly online, transient, non-degree seeking, dual enrolled high school students, certificate students and less than part-time are exempt from this requirement.


Students are required to provide proof of insurance coverage via an online waiver portal or purchase the university-sponsored student health insurance plan. Students that fail to provide documentation of insurance coverage and students whose opt-out waivers are denied will be enrolled in the university sponsored plan. Charges for the plan will be placed on the student account and the student will be responsible for payment.


Waiver and Coverage Dates 2017-18:

SPRING 2018 enrollment NOW OPEN!

Term Coverage Start Date
    Coverage          End Date          
SHIP Open Enrollment StartsSHIP Enrollment EndsLast Day to Change or Cancel Purchase (WAIVER DEADLINE)
AnnualAugust 15August 14July 17September 8  September 8, 2017
Fall ONLYAugust 15December 31July 17September 8September 8, 2017
Spring/Summer*January 1August 14November 17January 10 January 10, 2018

                                        ***** Fall 2017-Spring 2018 PRICE LIST: *****



Coverage Dates



August 15, 2017 – August 14, 2018



August 15, 2017 – December 31, 2017



January 1, 2018 – August 14, 2018

Note: Spring and Summer premiums can not be split.

2017-2018 University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan Quick Facts:
* Provider Network: Cigna (PPO)
* Deductible: In network: $100; out of network: $200
* Co-insurance: After deductible has been met: in network: 70%; out of Network: 50%
* Covered Services: physician visits, hospital stay, prescription drugs, maternity and newborn care, mental health, well woman exams, just to name a few!


University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan information for 2017-2018:

* To view the Policy/Brochure and learn about what is covered in the Health Insurance Plan, click here
* To search for providers that accept the University sponsored plan, click here


Here are the options for ALL students (including International students, student athletes, ROTC students, Pharmacy students on rotation, employees who are enrolled in classes at least part time, and Law School students). You MUST pick one of the following by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Paper submissions will not be accepted at any time. This process is completely online.

Important Reminder: Insurance information provided on the FAMU Health History and Immunization Form, bringing a copy of your insurance card to the clinic or providing proof of insurance to Athletics or to an academic department WILL NOT satisfy this requirement. This process is completely online and managed by a third party.

If you already have health insurance coverage through a parent/guardian, spouse, employer or other means.  You need to provide proof of coverage and enter this information via the online waiver portal by the deadline (see table above). Please, have your current health insurance card available to help you complete the ONLINE waiver form. 

Waiver Portal NOW open to complete the annual waiver.

Click the red button above to provide proof of health insurance and waive out of the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan.

 ***FAILURE TO COMPLETE the online waiver by the deadline will result in enrollment in the University Sponsored Insurance Plan, without the possibility of cancellation, refund or late waiver submission.


  1. If you would like to do not have health insurance and need to enroll in the University Sponsored Plan click the "Enroll Now" button below. The cost of health insurance has been calculated by the Office of Financial Aid and is included in the cost of attendance at FAMU. The charge for health insurance will appear on your student account.  If you have a graduate assistantship for 10 or more hours weekly or a University-approved fellowship, please contact Graduate Studies to check eligibility for insurance paid through your assistantship. International students, please see our website for more information.

the green button above to enroll yourself into the University Sponsored Health Insurance Plan. Coverage will not start until you are notified by our office.

 ***FAILURE TO COMPLETE the online waiver by the deadline provided will result in enrollment in the University Sponsored Insurance Plan, without the possibility of cancellation, refund or late waiver submission. Charges will be placed on the Student account.

  The options for billing are as follows (charges will appear on your student account):

  • Annual - Enrollment for the entire 2017-2018 academic year (Fall and Spring).  Your student account will be charged, in the Fall semester, for the full amount. Coverage will start August 15, 2017 and will END AUGUST 14, 2018.
  • Spilt - Enrollment for the entire 2017-2018 academic year, but student account will be charged separately at the beginning of each semester (August 2017 for fall price and in January 2018 for Spring/Summer price) . Chossing to split payment, may result in a lapse of coverage. Coverage will END AUGUST 14, 2018.
  • Fall Only - Enrollment for the Fall ONLY (for students who will graduate in December or may want to submit an online waiver for Spring semester).  Coverage will END DECEMBER 31, 2017.
  • Spring/Summer (new incoming spring students only) - Enrollment for the Spring and Summer (spring and summer cannot be split up). Coverage will END AUGUST 14, 2018.

3. Graduate Assistantship

Domestic and international graduate students are eligible for University-sponsored health insurance by having a graduate assistantship for 10 or more hours weekly or a University-approved fellowship. As an approved graduate assistant or fellow, you are required to apply for insurance every year that you have a valid contract to cover the time period.  You may elect not to receive this coverage.  However, the University requires all students to provide proof of health insurance coverage. Insurance applications will not be accepted after the deadline. For more information or questions, please email

 Note: If you are an international graduate assistant or fellow, please read number 4 for additional information.


4. International Students ONLY
International students must present proof of insurance coverage along with the required Health History and Immunization form to the Student Health Services. Policy information must be presented in English and meet the benefit requirements established by the Florida Board of Governors Students, who have not yet purchased an appropriate insurance coverage, may obtain information from the Office of Student Health Services on the health insurance policies from a few insurance companies that have been reviewed by the University and that meet the state requirements.

2017-2018 Suggested Insurance Carriers for International Students (ONLY)

General Insurance Information for International Students

Compliance Form for International Students

For more information regarding please visit Student Health Services, or contact us via email at  for our Insurance Coordinator Ms. Rasheedat McKay or our Director Ms. Tanya Tatum ( 

NOTE: Student Health Services only accepts the University sponsored insurance for payment at this time. Students with insurance from other carriers, may request a completed claim form (HCFA 1500) to submit to their insurance provider for reimbursement of covered services. Students enrolled in the FAMU SHIP, will not need to complete a reimbursement form.

updated 11.15.2017 Contact Student Health Services for the more up to date information.

Contact Info

1700 Lee Hall Drive
116 Foote-Hilyer AC
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850-599-3777
F: 850-412-5643