Graduate students who are enrolled in at least one credit hour are eligible to purchase Baylor's Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who receive full tuition remission and a full stipend may be eligible for a Graduate School subsidy.
Eligible students are notified by their Graduate Program Directors. If you are unsure whether you'll qualify, please check with your department.
Health insurance can be a major expense for any individual or family. Baylor’s Graduate School works tirelessly to offer affordable health insurance plans for graduate students, but if you would like more information about other health insurance plans, we encourage you to explore the Affordable Care Act website (for U.S. citizens only)
Subsidized students must enroll for insurance in the Health Center's Insurance office 220, located on the second floor of the McLane Student Life Center during open enrollment periods.
Unsubsidized students may enroll online or in the insurance office.
Students must enroll during open enrollment periods (below).
|Coverage Period||Enrollment Period|
|Annual Coverage||Jul 1 - Sept 30|
|Fall Only||Jul 1 - Sept 30|
|Spring/Summer||Dec 1 - Feb 15|
|Summer Only||Apr 15 - Jun 1|
Contact Betty Fornelius for instructions on how to complete enrollment by email or fax.
Confirm that you have paid for the amount of insurance desired by checking your student account. Also confirm enrollment at Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Access by creating a free online account.
Graduate students receiving Baylor’s graduate student health insurance subsidy are required to re-enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan with Health Services as applicable.
Note: If you are unsure about how your subsidy is funded, please check with your department.
Note: Students who indicate a December graduation on their enrollment form but postpone graduation until the spring will not be automatically re-enrolled in insurance for the spring semester. If eligible, students must contact their GPD, Alanna Martinez, and Betty Fornelius to extend their insurance coverage.
The Graduate School's subsidy covers 80% of the individual premium for Baylor's Student Health Insurance Plan. Health coverage is subsidized for 12 months and is renewable annually as long as the student qualifies.
Note: Subsidies will be applied to the premium and any remaining balance will be billed to the student's University account.
Aug 1- Jul 31
Aug 1- Dec 31
Jan 1- Jul 31
May 15- Jul 31
|Graduate Student Only||$605.60||$253.80||$351.80||$129.60|
|Graduate Student + Spouse||$3,633.60||$1,522.80||$2,110.80||$777.60|
|Graduate Student + Spouse + 1 Child||$6,661.60||$2,791.80||$3,869.80||$1,425.60|
|Graduate Student + Spouse + Multiple Children||$9,689.60||$4,060.80||$5,628.80||$2,073.60|
|Graduate Student + 1 Child||$3,633.60||$1,522.80||$2,110.80||$777.60|
|Graduate Student + Multiple Children||$6,661.60||$2,791.80||$3,869.80||$1,425.60|