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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 2023 & Winter 2024 Graduates

If you will graduate at the end of Fall or Winter quarter, you may request to terminate your NU-SHIP coverage. We are only able to process the graduation cancellation as of the end quarter in which you actually graduate. Graduation cancellations requests submitted after the applicable deadline(s) below will not be honored or processed.

Cancellation Deadlines and NU-Ship Coverage Termination Dates for Fall & Winter Graduates
Graduation Quarter NU-SHIP Cancellation Deadline NU-SHIP Coverage Terminates
Fall December 9, 2023 December 31, 2023
Winter March 17, 2024 March 25, 2024

Students must complete and submit the 2023-24 NU-SHIP Cancellation Form (Winter 2024) by the relevant deadline date, to cancel their NU-SHIP enrollment. Please send the completed form back to our office via email

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 2023-24 NU-SHIP Cancellation Form (linked above). Once your record in CAESAR reflects the withdrawal we will process the cancellation. 

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