Special Exception: GSHI Award A for Part-Time Students

The Graduate School is excited to announce a one-time exception to the Graduate Student Health Insurance (GSHI) Award. For this academic year only, we will allow part-time students to receive the GSHI Award A. 

The Graduate School will provide the full annual amount to the first 50 applicants who meet the award criteria. 

The part-time student 22-23 GSHI Award application has CLOSED. 

If you have questions or concerns, please email

Award Criteria

To receive this award, you must:

  • Enroll for at least 1 (ONE) graduate credit per academic year. Audited courses do not count toward this minimum. Please note that this requirement does not replace any college, program, or other university policy requiring you to register at a higher level. 
  • Maintain university student health insurance coverage throughout the qualifying award term. For more information about enrollment, contact the Student Health Insurance Office

If a student does not meet these eligibility requirements throughout the qualifying award term, then he or she will forfeit the Graduate Student Health Insurance Award for that semester. This will result in the full amount of the award being removed from the student’s UC account.

If a graduate student waives the university health insurance, he/she will not be eligible for any GSHI Award.


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