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NU-SHIP Information

Please note that:
  1. Unless you waive the NU-SHIP during the open enrollment period*, you will remain enrolled in the NU-SHIP, and you will be charged the annual premium of $5,571 on your student account, for coverage for the 2024-25 academic/plan year (Sept. 1, 2024 – Aug. 31, 2025).
  2. You must complete the enrollment/waiver process each year to ensure you have accurate and up-to-date insurance information on file with Northwestern.
  3. After the enrollment period, your insurance selection will remain on file through Aug. 31, 2025 (unless you experience a qualifying life event necessitating a mid-year change)
  4. Dependents are not automatically enrolled in the NU-SHIP; you must contact Aetna Student Health directly, prior to the enrollment deadline, to add them to your coverage each year.
*If you are approved to register for classes after the insurance enrollment deadline, you must submit a manual Coverage Selection Form to the Student Health Insurance office within 10 days of your course registration. Failure to do so will result in your remaining enrolled in the NU-SHIP for the entire (or remainder of the) academic year. Please contact the Student Health Insurance office for a manual Coverage Selection Form: or 847.491.3621.