Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Pitzer College requires that all students carry adequate health insurance that is accessible in Claremont and comparable to the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) offered by the Claremont Colleges.  At the Colleges we offer Aetna Student Health Insurance which many students have found valuable.  Students will be automatically enrolled in SHIP until proof of comparable coverage is provided and a waiver is submitted via the online waiver portal by the September 7, 2020 deadline.  It is the student’s responsibility to keep the College informed of changes in insurance coverage and coverage must be confirmed every year via the online waiver portal.

The online waiver portal for the 2020/2021 academic year will open June 15, 2020 through September 7, 2020. Students can obtain a 100 percent refund one week before or on the first day of class. After the first day of class the Student Health Insurance charge is non-refundable.

If you wish to waive out of SHIP, we expect that your alternative coverage be accessible in Claremont and comparable to The Claremont Colleges’ Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Please review your coverage thoroughly to ensure accessibility and comparable coverage prior to completing the waiver form. You are responsible for all medical expenses resulting from services that are not covered by your health insurance.

Additional information can be found via the helpful links below:

What does SHIP Cover?  How much does it cost? – Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Snapshot 2020/2021

How Does SHIP Work?

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Waiver Portal (Opens June 15, 2020)

Am I eligible to waive SHIP?  – WAIVER FAQ

Please email the Executive Assistant to the VP for Student Affairs, Katie Tewell (, with any additional questions or concerns related to SHIP.