2017-18 Waiver Criteria

New simplified mandatory student health insurance waiver criteria has been adopted by the UC system and began in 2015. Please see below for a letter from the UC Office of the President explaining these changes, along with the new standardized criteria. The distance requirement is 50 miles from the student’s residence while in Santa Barbara.

Parents and students should seriously consider whether the health insurance you choose will serve the student’s needs at UCSB, especially if the student has no access to private transportation. Students have experienced serious difficulties obtaining healthcare when their primary providers and access to prescriptions are located far from campus.

If you would like further information to help you make your choice, please contact the UCSB Student Health Insurance Office at (805) 893-2592, or by email to shswaivers@sa.ucsb.edu