Summer Health Insurance and Fees
Health Service Fee for Summer Early Grad Matriculants
There is a mandatory $133 Health Service fee for the summer semester for early matriculants. There is no discount for partial summer terms. This entitles the new student to access to the Health & Wellness Center, the Counseling Center, and to wellness programs. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or see health.rice.edu .
Health Insurance Options for Summer Early Grad Matriculants
Proof of health insurance is required for all students at Rice University. The Rice medical insurance subsidy is only available to full-time doctoral students enrolled in the Rice Aetna plan upon official (fall) matriculation. If you have determined that your health insurance has expired you could:
- Check with your current school or job to see if there is a continuation plan or COBRA that may be purchased. This may be preferred over purchasing a new plan for a short period of time. If your current insurance does not expire till August 15 or later, you would be fully covered until the Rice Plan starts in August, and would not need to purchase a new policy.
- Early matriculating international students are eligible for Student Assurance Services plans. This is our recommended option for international students. Students can register on line at http://www.sas-mn.com/studentslookup1.php. Choose “Texas” and then select “Rice University- International Scholars” (Option 2). The 2012 rate for student-only coverage is $306 for the summer term. Our service representative there is Paul Fisher, and he can be contacted at email@example.com, (830) 626-0360, or (210) 861-8696 (cell) if there are any questions or problems.