SHIP Waiver Instructions

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To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. 

Waiving SHIP

Spring 2020 Waiver Information

The Spring Waiver period is now closed.

The Spring 2020 waiver period is December 2, 2019 to January 1, 2020. The late waiver period is January 2, 2020 to January 15, 2020.  All waivers received between January 2, 2020 and January 15, 2020 will be subject to a late fee of $75. No waivers will be accepted after January 15, 2020.

The  Spring 2020 waiver criteria, waiver worksheet and other resources are provided below under Waiver Resources.

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

November 7, 2019

Wellfleet Request for Information Alert for SHIP members

In early August, SHIP members may receive a request via email for additional information (e.g. social security or tax ID number) from Wellfleet Student, your SHIP insurance provider. This is a legitimate request.

Tools for making your SHIP waiver decision

Below are tools for helping you make your decision.

Already know you want to waive SHIP?  See waiver requirements. Waiver application for Spring 2020 will be available on December 2, 2019.

SHIP Waiver FAQs

Why did I get charged for a "health insurance fee" on my CalCentral statement? I didn't ask for health insurance.

Information for Visiting Scholars + Postdocs

Welcome to Berkeley, Visiting Scholars, Postdocs and families!

For more information about the Visiting Scholars and Postdocs Affairs Program (VSPA), visit the VSPA website, contact VSPA at (510) 643-9681 or email

SHIP Waiver Tips from ASUC SAO

ASUC Student Advocate's Office

The ASUC Student Advocate's Office is a student-run office that provides free and confidential advice and representation to students who experience issues or conflicts with the university. If after contacting the SHIP office, you would like additional support regarding SHIP, completing waiver appeals, or billing, please contact them at (510) 642-6912 or