SHIP Fees and Enrollment

All eligible registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, including registered international students are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), and charged a health insurance fee on their CalCentral account.

Voluntary SHIP plans are available for concurrent enrollment undergraduates and filing fee graduate students. Dependent plans are also available for qualified dependents of current SHIP members. Please note, as of Fall 2018, Berkeley SHIP does not offer a continuation plan for those on leave from the University or those who have graduated.

Who can enroll in SHIP?

All eligible registered undergraduate and graduate students at UC Berkeley, including registered international students, are automatically enrolled in the Berkeley Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Groups eligible for Voluntary SHIP include:

  • Non-registered graduate students at UC Berkeley on Filing Fee and
  • Undergraduate students on Concurrent Enrollment status may purchase the voluntary SHIP plan (see Who is eligible for voluntary SHIP below).

The following UC Berkeley programs are currently not eligible for SHIP:

  • Master of Advanced Study in Integrated Circuits
  • Master of Information and Data Science
    • Note: 5th year Masters of Information and Data Science are eligible for SHIP.
  • Master of Information in Cybersecurity
  • Evening and Weekend Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Online/On-Campus Master of Public Health

Who can enroll in Voluntary SHIP?

How to enroll

Eligible registered students are automatically enrolled in SHIP. The fee for SHIP is billed as part of students' registration fees in CalCentral. Note: Students can waive enrollment with proof of comparable insurance.

Students on Filing Fee or Concurrent Enrollment are not automatically enrolled in Voluntary SHIP and must manually enroll. For more information and to enroll, see Who can enroll in Voluntary SHIP

Enrollment period for SHIP Voluntary Plan:

Semester Enrollment Period  Effective Date
Fall 2019 July 15, 2019 - September 15, 2019 Augst 1, 2019
Spring 2020 December 1, 2019 - February 1, 2020 January 1, 2020

Period of Coverage

2019-20
Fall 2019 August 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Cost of SHIP 2019-20

Undergraduates Rates
Undergraduates $1,643 per semester
Concurrent $1,643 per semester
Spouse/Domestic Partner $1,643 per semester
Child $1,643 per semester
2+ Children*  $3,181 per semester

Graduate Rates
Graduates $2,620 per semester
Concurrent $2,620 per semester
Spouse/Domestic Partner $2,620 per semester
Child $2,620 per semester
2+ Children*  $5,106 per semester

* Metlife caps dental premium at 1 child.

Cost of SHIP and Period of Coverage for Special Summer Programs

Please see Special Summer Programs. Special Summer Programs include Professional Track LLM and Hybrid Option LLM and incoming students in MPA, Masters of Arts in Teaching (MUSE, MACSME, PLI, and DTE), Masters in Real Estate and Design and Development, MFE (incoming March class only), and the 11-month Master of Public Health. 

Obtaining an Insurance Card

Insurance cards will be mailed out to all students on SHIP about 3 weeks after the 8/1/19 effective date.  You can also view and print your ID card by registering at berkeley.wellfleetinsurance.com/SHIP