All full-time students (12 credits and more) are required to have medical insurance. All domestic, full-time students who are not covered under a comparable US-issued health insurance policy must purchase health insurance offered through the Conservatory before being allowed to register. All international, full-time students must purchase health insurance offered through the Conservatory before being allowed to register. Students enrolled for less than 12 credits (part-time status) are not eligible to buy insurance through the Conservatory. Students who take a leave of absence may also be ineligible to continue their health insurance policy through the Conservatory. Students enrolled in Optional Practical Training (OPT) are eligible, but not required, to enroll.
The cost for individual coverage is $2,478 for the 2016–17 school year ($1,032.50 for fall semester, $1,445.50 for the spring/summer term). For information on the rates to subscribe a spouse and/or children, please contact the Office of Student Affairs. Coverage begins on August 1 of each academic year (January 1 for students starting in the spring semester) and lasts for 12 months.
The Conservatory urges all students (and parents / legal guardians, if applicable) to thoroughly compare health insurance options. Students who opt-out of the Conservatory's Student Health Insurance Plan are encouraged to ensure that their individual plan has sufficient coverage and providers in San Francisco. The Conservatory encourages every student to select a primary care doctor in the San Francisco area, especially if the student has a medical condition that requires routine and regular care.
The deadline to complete enrollment/waiver for the 2016-2017 academic year is July 29, 2016 (enrollment and waiver process for students starting in the spring semester is from December 1, 2016 to January 13, 2017).
Students who do not complete the online health insurance enrollment/waiver process will have the Conservatory's Student Health Insurance Plan charge placed on their term bill and will be unable to register for classes until the enrollment/waiver process is completed online.
Please note: The cost shown on the Kaiser enrollment/waiver website does not reflect the brokerage fee. SFCM is assessed an additional brokerage fee for the student health insurance plan. The total cost is listed above and will be reflected on the SFCM term bill for health insurance.