Leaves of Absence, Registration Cancellation or Withdrawal

GHI When on Approved Leave  

  • All UC Santa Barbara students who are on an "approved leave of absence" may purchase GHI Plan coverage per quarter for a maximum of two quarters by visiting Aetna Student Health (search UCSB) and enroll within 31 days of the first day of the quarter.
  • The student must have been covered by UCSB Gaucho Health Insurance in the term immediately preceding the term for which the student wants to purchase coverage, or, if the student waived enrollment in the prior coverage period, show proof of loss of the plan used to waive. Proof of loss means an official letter of termination from the insurance carrier.

Students with Withdrawn or Cancel status

  • Students with a Withdrawal status automatically retain their insurance. If a student does not wish to remain enrolled in GHI prior to the 43rd day of the term and has not utilized the insurance at SHS or off campus, a full premium refund may be requested by emailing SHSinsurance@sa.ucsb.edu or calling the UCSB Student Insurance Office at (805) 893-2592. Coverage will be cancelled as though it was never in effect for that term.
  • Students who withdraw on or after the 43rd day of the term will retain coverage for the balance of that term and no refund will be allowed.
  • Students with a Cancelled status will have all of their fees unassessed. You must call the Insurance Office and request that your insurance remain in effect.

There is no refund allowed for students who withdraw or cancel enrollment and have already utilized benefits under the insurance plan – the insurance premium must be paid.