Health Insurance

At the University of Northwestern, we want to do all we can to help you successfully navigate through college life, and sometimes that means managing unexpected challenges due to illness or injury. Heath insurance is necessary to get the care you need and can keep medical expenses from derailing your education goals. Additionally, it is now required by law that you have qualifying health insurance coverage or pay a fine.

Because of this, all students must carry health insurance.

Many students will be covered by their parents' health insurance during their college years. If so, please make sure you carry a copy of your health insurance or a card provided by your health insurance company.

If you are an enrolled traditional student and not covered by your parent's health insurance, the Univerisity has provide a resource to help you shop for an affordable plan. This resource is called Gravie. Gravie's advisor team can help you shop for a new plan, and can answer question once your plan is in place. You can reach them by calling 1-800-501-2920 or by looking them up on their website at

International travel medicine insurance

All international students are required to purchase international travel medicine insurance. For more information contact the Student Accounts office. 651-628-3286.