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Leaves of Absence, Reg Cancellation or Withdrawal

UC SHIP When on Approved Leave  

  • UC Santa Barbara Graduate students who are on an "approved leave of absence" may purchase UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) coverage per quarter for a maximum of two quarters by contacting Academic HealthPlan (AHP) at (855) 871-9549 and enroll within 31 days of the first day of the quarter. Please note that a student that Withdrawals from UCSB is not considered on an "approved leave of absence". 

  • The student must have been covered by UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) 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Students with Withdrawn or Cancel status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 for the remainder of the quarter for which they are withdrawing from. If a student does not wish to remain enrolled in UC SHIP 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 Email must be received within the 43 (Forty Three) day window. 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.