Eligibility and Enrollment

If you are enrolled for nine or more hours, you are automatically billed for the NIU student health insurance plan unless all credit hours are entirely online.

If you are not taking nine hours, you can enroll in the plan as long as you meet one of the following criteria:

  • At least six credits hours
  • Doing an internship
  • Working on your thesis or doctorate and have at least one credit hour

Contact our office at studentinsurance@niu.edu to enroll. 

Coverage Dates

  • Fall semester: August 1 to December 31
  • Spring/summer semester: January 1 to July 31

If you are enrolled in the student health insurance plan for the spring semester you are automatically covered through July 31, even if you are graduating in May. If you will be beginning your studies during summer semester you may purchase summer-only coverage. Summer coverage dates are June 1 to July 31.

Contact Us

Student Health Insurance Office
Health Services Building, room 206
Phone: 815-753-0122
Fax: 815-753-9599

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
working remote

Tuesday, Thursday
in office 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Aetna's Informed Health® Line1-800-556-1555

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