Enrollment Information

Enroll online for the Aetna Student Health Plan

Open Enrollment Periods

Eligible domestic students may enroll themselves and eligible dependents online on the Aetna Student Health website during open enrollment periods for the Student Health Insurance Plan and Vital Savings Discount Program.  International students may enroll eligible dependents on their George Mason University Student Health Plan during the open enrollment period.

Open Enrollment Dates

Enrollment Begins
Final Deadline to Enroll
Annual Open Enrollment July 12, 2017 September 15, 2017
Spring/Summer Open Enrollment  Early December 2017 February 15, 2018
Summer Open Enrollment Early April 2018 June 15, 2018

Summer Open Enrollment is only for those students who did not purchase the plan during the Spring/Summer Open Enrollment period. Spring/Summer Open Enrollment includes the summer dates.

Significant Life Change/Late Enrollment

When enrolling in the Mason plan, a student must be enrolled in the health insurance plan by the final open enrollment deadline unless the student experiences a significant life change that directly affects their insurance coverage. A request to enroll after the final enrollment deadline must be made within 31 days of the significant life change. If you experience a significant life change that affects your insurance coverage, contact the Insurance Office.


July 12, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Annual Open Enrollment  for domestic students and dependents of domestic and international students in the plan.

 International and INTO students

July 12, 2017 – September 15, 2017

Waiver submission for International students only. Contact the Insurance Office by email insure@gmu.edu to discuss waiver applications. Deadline is September 15, 2017.

INTO students: contact the Insurance Office for waiver information

Insurance Office

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

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

Email: insure@gmu.edu

Fax: 703-993-3955

Address: Student Union Building (SUB) I, Rooms 2345 & 2349

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