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NU-SHIP Cancellations due to Graduation/Withdrawal

The Northwestern University Student Health Insurance Plan (NU-SHIP) provides students with annual coverage, from September 1 through August 31, every year.

Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 Graduates

If you will graduate at the end of fall or winter quarter, you may request to terminate your NU-SHIP coverage. Please note: you must cancel your coverage at the end of the quarter in which your graduation is posted.

Cancellation Deadlines and NU-Ship Coverage Termination Dates for Fall & Winter Graduates
Graduation Quarter NU-SHIP Cancellation Deadline NU-SHIP Coverage Terminates
Fall December 10, 2020 December 31, 2020
Winter March 18, 2021 March 29, 2021


Students must complete and submit a 2020-21 NU-SHIP Cancellation Form by the relevant deadline date, to cancel their NU-SHIP enrollment. In an effort to maintain social and physical distancing guidelines due to COVID-19 we are asking that you email the completed form back to student.insurance@northwestern.edu.  Subsequent to the applicable fall or winter graduation date, the Student Health Insurance office will verify that all students who submitted a cancellation request have a formal graduation status posted in CAESAR; students who do not officially graduate after submitting a cancellation request will have their NU-SHIP enrollment reinstated. 

Academic Withdrawals

Students who withdraw from their degree program at Northwestern University may request to terminate coverage at the end of the quarter in which their withdrawal is processed. Please complete and submit the 2020-21 NU-SHIP Cancellation Form prior to your withdrawal being processed by the University. (Please note: we are unable to cancel NU-SHIP coverage after the student's withdrawal has been finalized in CAESAR.)

Irrespective of whether you are canceling NU-SHIP coverage due to graduation or withdrawal, you will be notified by email once your cancellation has been processed.

Please contact Student Financial Services for information regarding your NU-SHIP premium refund. Please note that the NU Student Health Insurance office does not issue refund checks.

Student Financial Services Contacts

Evanston: 847.491.5224

Chicago: 312.503.8503

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