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Health Insurance Resources

  • Academic HealthPlans (AHP) services the university's Student Health Insurance Plans (SHIP). SHIP is available to all graduate students, including Graduate Assistants. Visit the Graduate Student AHP website at to learn more about SHIP. 

  • Students can enroll in SHIP must enroll during open enrollment,or if there is a qualifying event.  More information about SHIP open enrollment and the qualifying event process can be found at

  • SHIP offers plans for dental and vision at an additional cost.
  • The UMD Health Center provides resources year-round.  SHIP enrollees do not pay a co-pay at the UMD Health Center for regular sick or well visits. 

  • Graduate Assistants are eligible to enroll in the Maryland State Employee medical, prescription drug, and dental plans. Please visit the UMD Human Resource Benefits page to learn more about the state employee plans.

  • Maryland residents can use the Maryland Health Connection to view options available through the state. You can enroll in a plan during the open enrollment, if you qualify for Medicaid, or if recently have had certain life events.

  • You can find insurance options external to UMD by going to  This site will ask a few questions and provide you with plan options.  It does not require your name or email or phone number.  Any site that requires your personal information is not recommended.

Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742