Health Insurance at University of the Arts

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Health Insurance

2021-2022 Academic Year 

The next enrollment period for health insurance is for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students can opt into the school-sponsored insurance plan from May 1 to August 2. To receive coverage by the earliest possible date, students should opt in by the recommended deadline of August 2. Students can opt in by accessing the Online Insurance Form beginning May 1 or emailing

The insurance plan is Aetna, and cost for the academic year is  $4.241. In order to be eligible, students must be enrolled in six or more credits. For details about the plan, visit

All students must access the Online Insurance Form to either opt-into or provide proof of personal insurance. 

Note: The school insurance cost is automatically added to each student’s bill until they provide proof of personal insurance using the Online Insurance Form. This must be done no later than 9/10/2021. The cost for the 2021-2022 year is $4,241.00.

For more information on the school-sponsored insurance plan, please visit

It is a University of the Arts policy that all full-time, matriculated students taking 6 or more credits in the Fall/Spring carry health insurance with major medical coverage and submit proof of this coverage via online form.


August 2: We strongly recommend that students complete the online insurance form by August 1st. 

September 10: The absolute last day to complete the Online Insurance Form (including waiving the school insurance fee) or to make changes to your preference. 

Following 9/10/21 eligible students who have not submitted proof of insurance will be enrolled in the school plan and responsible for the insurance fee: no exceptions, credits or refunds will be honored beyond this date.

Waiving the Insurance Fee

Students submit proof of personal insurance online at in order to remove the insurance cost from their billing statement. 

The entire process takes only a few minutes and the student will need a copy of their insurance card. Afterwards the student will receive a confirmation email in their UArts email account. Once the waiver is completed Student Financial Services (SFS) will issue an updated billing statement in 1-2 weeks. For billing questions please contact SFS at or 215.717.6150.

We encourage all students who enroll in a personal insurance plan to find out if their insurance is accepted in the Philadelphia area: Please refer to the website for your personal insurance company. Most will have a “Find a Provider” or “Search for a Provider” tool available which will show a list of eligible resources in a given area. The zip code for UArts is 19102.

2021/2022 Plan Information

Please note that the school plan for the 2021/2022 year will be Aetna, the same as the previous year. Insurance cards are digital and information on accessing your digital card will be emailed to your UArts account shortly after enrolling. 

Insurance Company: Aetna
Cost: $4,241 for the entire year.  Note: The fee is added to the student billing statement.
Coverage Start/End Dates: Academic Year Coverage is from 8/15/21* until 8/14/22  (*students must opt-in by 8/1 to begin coverage by this date)
For students who enroll in the Spring semester: Coverage is 1/1/22* until 8/14/22 (*students must opt-in by 12/1/21 to begin coverage by this date).
Coverage Details: To learn more about what is covered under the policy please visit Specifically, under the “Benefits” tab view the plan summary and brochure.

If you have questions regarding health insurance please contact Health Services at or 215.717.6652. Questions regarding University billing may be directed to Student Financial Services at or 215.717.6170.

Aetna Student Health Website

To access your insurance website where you can manage your healthcare, search for providers, view claims and download your card please visit: and select “University of the Arts” from the drop-down menu.

How to access your Aetna Digital ID Card:

Students who are enrolled can visit and click the link at the top of the page to access their digital ID cards.