Health insurance and proof of certain immunizations are mandatory requirements for all UCLA students, and are conditions of registration.

Medical Health Insurance

The University of California Student Health Insurance Plan (UCSHIP) fulfills this requirement and its fee is billed through BruinBill along with other UCLA fees each academic term. Students who are already covered by a qualified medical health insurance policy may waive this fee if qualifying information is submitted by the fee-payment deadline each term. A pre-waiver worksheet is available to assist students before they complete an actual waiver. If a private insurance plan does not meet waiver criteria, the waiver will be denied. All UCSHIP waivers must be submitted through the Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center website.

Waiving UCSHIP

Students may waive UCSHIP if they

  • maintain active enrollment in a qualified medical/health insurance plan that meets all established requirements
  • apply for a UCSHIP waiver each term by established deadlines
  • correctly complete the online UCSHIP waiver form

When waiving UCSHIP, students are responsible for knowing the benefits of and local providers for their medical plan.

An annual waiver can be completed only during the fall waiver period. Otherwise, a UCSHIP waiver must be completed during the next waiver period. If a student misses the deadline, no late waivers are given. Students should pay careful attention to meeting the waiver deadline to ensure that they do not incur unplanned expenses. There are no refunds after the deadline.

Graduate Students

The mandatory medical insurance premium is paid for all eligible academic apprentice personnel. Graduate students should not waive health insurance if they want the premium paid as part of their employment. A waiver cannot be reversed during the term even if a student has been given a fee deferral.

Third parties may not waive UCSHIP for a student. Waivers must be submitted by the stated deadlines whether or not fees have been paid by that date. UCSHIP waiver deadlines are strictly enforced.

Immunization Requirement

California law requires students to provide proof of immunity to measles, meningococcal (meningitis), mumps, rubella (German or three-day measles), tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), varicella (chickenpox), and screening for tuberculosis, prior to entering and enrolling at the University of California. The requirement is a condition of enrollment at UCLA.

To satisfy the requirement, all students must submit their information electronically on the Ashe Center website. No paper documentation is required. Additional vaccinations are also recommended. See the Ashe Center immunization page for details.