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.
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.