Domestic Students

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 (which includes the Vital Savings Program) or just the Vital Savings Discount Program.

International students may enroll eligible dependents on their George Mason University Student Health Plan during the open enrollment period.

If a student experiences a significant life change (qualified event) after the open enrollment period, they may be eligible to enroll in the student health insurance plan.

Enroll online for the Aetna Student Health Plan

Open Enrollment Dates

Enrollment Begins
Final Deadline to Enroll
Annual Open Enrollment July 12, 2017 September 15, 2017
Spring/Summer Open Enrollment December 5, 2017 February 15, 2018
Summer Open Enrollment April 4, 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.

Eligibility Credit Criteria

  • Undergraduate Students are eligible to enroll if they are currently taking at least 3 credit hours.
  • Graduate Students, Master, Certificate, or Non-degree graduate students are eligible to enroll if they are currently taking at least 3 credit hours.
  • Ph.D. or Doctoral Program Students enrolled in a doctoral program are eligible to sign up.
  • Students taking less than the required credit hours, but are completing their final course work to obtain their degree for the current academic year, are also eligible to enroll.

If a student is enrolled in the Mason Student Health Insurance Plan during the fall or spring semesters, no classes are required during the summer semester to maintain plan eligibility.


April 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018

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

NEW International and INTO students

April 4, 2018 – June 15, 2018

Waiver submission for new International students only. Contact the Insurance Office by email to discuss waiver applications.

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


Fax: 703-993-3955

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

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