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Waiving NU-SHIP Enrollment

Follow the instructions below to waive enrollment in the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) via CAESAR and confirm that you are covered by a medical insurance plan that meets Northwestern University’s comparable coverage requirements. For more information on student health insurance, visit us at: 

Please note: Northwestern University requires all degree-seeking international students – students holding a J-1 or F-1 U.S. visa – to maintain enrollment in the NU Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) for the entire time they are studying at Northwestern.

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Step 1

Navigate to the CAESAR login page, and sign-in using your Northwestern NetID and password. The CAESAR homepage appears.

Step 2

On the CAESAR Homepage, click the Profile tile.

CAESAR Homepage

Step 3

Click on Student Health Insurance in the left hand menu. The Northwestern Student Health Insurance page appears. Review the Northwestern insurance requirements before proceeding.

Step 4

Select Apply for a Waiver to waive participation in the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) by placing your cursor inside the “○” radio box provided to the left of the text. Press Continue to proceed.

Step 5

Complete the Waiver Application. At the bottom of the page, press "Continue with Waiver" to proceed with the waiver submission process.

  • If you are unable to complete the form and wish to save your entries for submission later, click on the Save for Later button, at the bottom of the page.
  • To go back, press "Return to Insurance options" to return to the insurance options page.
  • All modifications must be made by the enrollment deadline for your term of entry (October 1 for fall enrollees).

Waiver form fieldsWaiver Application ContinuedWaiver Application Continued

Step 6

Click on the checkbox to the left of “Certificate of Accuracy”; enter a Parent/Spouse/Other Email Address in the box provided (optional) and press Student Waiver Application.

Step 7

When the message below appears click Yes to waive the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance plan (NU-SHIP). Or click No to cancel and return to the Coverage Selection Form. 

Step 8

Congratulations – you have successfully waived your participation in the Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan! An email confirming your waiver will be sent to your NU email address. Press Print Policy Information to print a copy of your waiver for your records; press Exit to Homepage to return to your CAESAR home page or press Return to Insurance Options to make a change to your selection.

Please note: all modifications must be made by the enrollment deadline for your term of entry (October 1 for Fall enrollees).

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Printer Friendly Confirmation Page

Step 9

To ensure account security, when you have completed your transaction, from top right of the CAESAR banner, click Actions List Icon and select Sign Out to exit your session. Close your browser.

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