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Health Insurance Information for Fellows

Full-time graduate students supported by University Fellowships (UF), Dean’s Fellowships (DF), or prestigious external fellowships, who receive an annual stipend of at least $17,500 in a given year, are eligible to receive a reimbursement up to the annual Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) premium for individual coverage. Family health insurance is not covered.

The SHIP plan must be purchased prior to submitting a request for reimbursement to the Graduate School. The Health Insurance Reimbursement Request Form can be found in the Students section.

UF/DF fellows and external fellows must provide a Health Insurance Reimbursement Request Form, proof of payment, and copy of insurance card. Holders of prestigious external fellowships also must present a copy of the fellowship MOU or contract.  Request forms should be sent to Barbara McElroy-Ferguson (baf@umd.edu) in the Graduate School, 2123 Lee Building.

Wylie Dissertation Fellows and Lee Thornton Fellows may request a reimbursement for the cost of their health insurance premium for individual coverage for when they are on fellowship.  Please complete the Health Insurance Reimbursement Request Form and send the request to Barbara McElroy-Ferguson (baf@umd.edu) in the Graduate School, 2123 Lee Building.

The following graduate fellows are not eligible for this subsidy:

  • Fellows holding internal fellowships other than University or Dean’s Fellowships;
  • Fellows holding half or full-time assistantships entitling them to employee health insurance benefits; and
  • Fellows who are part-time students.