Health Insurance

NIU offers its students a health insurance plan that protects students at school, at home, and while traveling or studying abroad. Enrollment in the plan is automatic for students registered for 9 or more on campus hours and for all international students. For more information about the plan and coverage please visit the Student Health Insurance website at:

If you are covered under other health insurance, and would like to opt out of NIU Health Insurance you must submit a waiver for mandatory student health insurance. Please note that the University will open the waiver process beginning in July 2013. You will be able to access the waiver form only if you have been billed for the insurance. If you have not been billed for the NIU student health insurance, then there is nothing to cancel. Please visit the following website beginning July 2013:

If you have questions please contact Student Health Insurance at 815-753-0122 or via email at