Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP)

For general health plan information, visit the NUSHP website.

Since September 1989, Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L. c.15A, § 18) require every full-time and part-time student enrolled in a certificate-, diploma-, or degree-granting program in a Massachusetts institution of higher learning to participate in a student health program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. The Student Health Program defines a part-time student as a student enrolled in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum. CPS undergraduate students taking 12 credits of coursework are considered part-time students for the purposes of the Student Health Program.

CPS students enrolled in only online classes are not automatically enrolled. For additional information, email NUSHP.

Health Insurance Waiver

Eligible students are automatically enrolled in NUSHP each academic year and may waive NUSHP via myNortheastern once they have been billed for NUSHP. In addition, to be eligible to waive, comparable coverage must be effective from the beginning of the term the student meets Student Health Program requirements.

The burden of proof that the alternative insurance is adequate falls upon the student choosing to waive. By submitting the waiver form, the student will be accepting responsibility for all medical expenses incurred, and neither Northeastern University nor its student health plan will be responsible for these expenses.

Northeastern University reserves the right to verify that the student’s insurance meets the criteria indicated. Disciplinary action may be taken if a student knowingly waives NUSHP without comparable coverage.

Visit the NUSHP website for waiver deadlines.