Waiver Criteria

If you’re already enrolled in a health plan that meets the University health coverage requirements, you may apply to waive enrollment in UC SHIP. To qualify for a waiver, your coverage must meet the benefit criteria established by the University of California. 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


To waive UC SHIP coverage, evidence of health coverage must be uploaded to Student Health’s Gateway secure web portal AND confirmation received that waiver was accepted.  Email confirmation that the waiver  was approval will be sent to the students UMall account. Waiver Portal Link - Waiver Portal