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Leave of Absence, Withdrawn or Cancelled Registration


UC SHIP for Approved Leave of Absence 

  • 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 HealthPlans (AHP) at (855) 871-9549. The cost of insurance premiums for voluntary enrollment is paid directly to AHP. The deadline to enroll is within 31 days of the first day of the quarter. 
  • Please note that a student who withdraws from UCSB is not considered to be on an "approved leave of absence." Also the student must have been covered by 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, they must show proof of loss of the plan that was previously used to waive. Proof of loss means an official letter of termination from the insurance carrier.
  • For more information see Voluntary & Dependent Enrollment 2019-20


Students in Withdrawn or Cancel Status

  • Students in Withdrawn status automatically retain their insurance for the remainder of the quarter from which they are withdrawing. 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 SHSinsurance@sa.ucsb.edu. Email must be received within the 43 (forty-three) day window. If a premium refund is approved, coverage will be cancelled for the entire quarter, 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 in Cancelled status will have all of their fees un-assessed and insurance coverage will be terminated for the entire quarter. 


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