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Health Insurance

Student Insurance Brochure

The Clemson University Student Health Insurance Brochure for 2016-2017 is now online.

Mandatory Health Insurance for Graduate Students

Redfern Health Center (RHC) provides efficient and economical primary care for Clemson University students but there are times when students may need specialty care that RHC cannot provide.  For example, treatment for an illness or injury that requires hospitalization, diagnostic radiology, surgery or long term care requires access to facilities outside the scope of student health services.  High costs associated with health care can result in potentially devastating medical bills that could interfere with educational and career objectives. 

Clemson University has always recommended that students have health insurance to ensure access to health services and to provide coverage for serious illness or injury that may require hospitalization or specialty care.  Graduate Student Government (GSG) has addressed this issue to support mandatory comprehensive health insurance coverage for graduate students with a health insurance subsidy provided to Graduate Assistants.

Clemson University requires the following categories of graduate students have comprehensive health insurance:

  • Students enrolled in 9 hours on the main campus
  • Graduate assistants
  • International students.

This is a hard waiver requirement administered by RHC.  Students in these categories will be charged for the Clemson University Student Insurance with tuition and fees.  Students already covered by parent, spouse or employer group plans may submit an online request for waiver of the Student Insurance fee.  Insurance plans submitted for waiver must comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requirements.  All waiver requests are verified with the insurance company submitted before waiver will be granted.  To view waiver requirements for domestic students click here; international students, click here.

For more information, see the Student Health Insurance plan FAQ located here.