The George Mason University Student Health Insurance Plan is specifically designed for Mason students, however, individual students might benefit from other policies.

The George Mason Student Health Insurance Plan is structured to meet federal mandates set forth by the Affordable Care Act as part of Health Care Reform.

The University has renewed the contract with Aetna Student Health to administer the 2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Plan.  The 2013-2014 Plan Brochure contains detailed information about plan coverage and benefits.

New for the 2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Plan

  • Aggregate maximum $500,000 per condition, per policy year
  • Drug prescriptions $500,000 per policy year
  • Pharmacy co-pays: $15 Generic, $40 Preferred Brand, $75 Non-Preferred Brand
  • Annual deductible $250 (waived for preferred care preventative benefits)
  • Emergency Room deductible $350

If you have questions about the Student Health Insurance Plan please call Aetna Student Health’s Customer Service (1-800-878-1945) or the Student Health Insurance Office (703-993-2827 or 703-993-7634)., run by the US Department of Health and Human Services, offers useful information about the Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform, insurance, and information about healthcare and state insurance marketplaces.

Domestic Students

Information for domestic students about open enrollment, eligibility, plan details and coverage information.

International J-1/F-1 Visa Students

All F-1 and J-1 visa students are automatically enrolled into the Mason Student Health Insurance Plan because they are required by Federal law and University Policy #6002 to have adequate health insurance. Read more about health insurance requirements for international students, health insurance waivers, and dependent enrollment.

Students on any other visa type should refer to the information for Domestic Students.

Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about the student health insurance.

All enrolled Mason students are eligible to receive services at Student Health Services (SHS). There is no charge to be seen by a healthcare provider, there are nominal fees for medications and lab tests. SHS does not take health insurance. SHS is available to you because you are a Mason Student, not because you have purchased the student health plan.


April 1 - June 15, 2014 Summer Enrollment: Open Enrollment deadline for domestic students & DEPENDENTS of international students

Early July - September 15, 2014: Annual Open Enrollment 2014-2015

Early July - September 9, 2014: Waiver application for international students

Information about the Health Insurance Marketplace: Visit

Student Health Insurance

Insurance Office

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:30pm, Friday 12:30 – 4:30pm

Phone: (703) 993-2827 or (703) 993-7634

Email:   ACA related questions only!

Fax: 703-993-3955

Address: Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rooms 2345 & 2346

4400 University Drive, MS 2D3, Fairfax VA, 22030