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Health Insurance for Graduate Students

2023-24 Information

At Lehigh University, we believe that access to good health care is critical to your academic success. Therefore, we require that full-time graduate students have health insurance. Lehigh offers a high-quality student health insurance plan at a reasonable cost. Please see below for some key information and then click on the links for more details.  

Health Insurance for Graduate Students for Fall 2023:

Graduate students who are arriving on campus or starting their studies in Fall 2023:  The annual premium for *students only* coverage will be $2,452.00. Please contact the Bursar's Office for information on enrollment. Teaching, Research and Graduate Assistants may be eligible for a 70% subsidy.

  • Full-time graduate students in degree-seeking programs must either enroll or waive the insurance by the deadline.

  • If you are a US citizen and covered by an employer, spouse, or parent, you are not required to purchase Lehigh’s plan but you must waive the insurance. 

  • If you are an international student on an F-1 or J-1 visa, you are required to enroll in Lehigh’s insurance plan. 

  • 2023-24 Graduate Health Insurance Premium is $2,452.00

  • Click here for more information about ACA


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Graduate Health Insurance Subsidy for Graduate Students:

Access to good insurance is essential for the health of our students.  To this end, the University established a subsidy program to help eligible graduate students pay for health insurance and a payroll deduction option to help students who wish to avoid one large payment (see below for deadlines and forms).  Since the establishment of the subsidy program in spring 2003, more and more graduate students have received the subsidy and enrolled in the insurance program.

The subsidy program is an integral part of the University’s commitment to providing our graduate students with a quality insurance program.  This insurance covers the graduate student only and not their dependents.  For AY2023-2024, to help afford the dependent coverage, the University will provide a subsidy as well. Please click on the button below for dependent health insurance subsidy to learn more about this.

There are Criteria for the Student Health Insurance Subsidy Program. For criteria, links, and helpful information, please click on the "health insurance subsidy" button below.

Spouses and Dependents

Lehigh does not cover spouses and dependents under the insurance plans offered to students.  However, For 2023-2024, to help afford the dependent coverage, the University will provide a subsidy of $250 per semester per student/family per academic year to the eligible graduate students with a dependent child and/or spouse; minus the appropriate taxes for each semester during which they qualify. Eligible students must apply for the subsidy before the deadline and provide necessary documents.

Please click the buttons below for the dependent subsidy policy and insurance options for spouses and dependents.