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


Quarter           Waiver Period Opens             Waiver Deadline                    Waiver Period Closes
                                                                                                                   (With $50 Late Waiver Fee)

Fall                  April 15, 2018                           September 1, 2018                     September 14, 2018
Winter             November 15, 2018                  December 15, 2018                     December 25, 2018
           February 1, 2019                      March 1, 2019                              March 19, 2019

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