WKU offers subsidized health insurance to all full-time (20 hrs per week) graduate
assistants. Details of the plan are available from wku.myahpcare.com. Health insurance is offered to all students, both undergraduate and graduate and
is offered from Academic Health Plans. The Graduate School offers substantially subsidized
health insurance to all students holding full-time graduate assistantships.
All graduate students, including international students, holding full-time graduate
assistantships are eligible for the health insurance benefit.
Full-time graduate assistants are those students holding graduate assistantships designated
to work 20 hrs per week.
Eligible graduate students MUST enroll EACH SEMESTER to receive the health insurance
benefit. For example, assistants enrolling for the Fall must enroll again for the
Once an eligible graduate assistant has registered for the insurance benefit they
may not at a later date decide to opt-out for the semester for which they have registered.
Participation in this plan is optional, eligible graduate assistants are NOT required
to purchase the insurance.
The value of the benefit can only be applied to the WKU health insurance package with
Academic Health Plans.
Graduate assistants electing not to purchase the WKU insurance may not receive the
balance in cash or have the balance applied to other WKU charges.
The student portion of the insurance fee, $355, must be paid before the coverage is
All eligible graduate assistants will receive an email at the beginning of each semester
For questions regarding your Graduate Assistantship, health insurance eligibility,
and how to sign up for the insurance, contact the Graduate School at 270-745-2446.
For additional details of the coverage, please visit wku.myahpcare.com or contact Steve Rey at 270-745-6060.
To register for the plan:
The student must apply for a graduate assistantship and be approved by the sponsoring
department at the full-time (20 hr/wk) level.
The department will send an assistantship award letter to the student and the Graduate
The Graduate School will send the student an email indicating eligibility for the
program. Graduate assistants not eligible for the program will not be notified.
The student MUST indicate their desire to participate on TopNet. To do so, log in
to TopNet, select the Student Services tab, then the Graduate Assistant Health Insurance item.
Follow the instructions on the page to opt in.
A Health Insurance Premium charge of $905 will then appear on the student's WKU Account.
Within a week, a GA Health Scholarship will post to the account to cover $550 of that
fee. The remaining $355 balance is the student's portion to pay and is payable to
the Office of the Bursar.
Academic Health Plans will be notified and the coverage will begin the first day of the next month.
The student should NOT complete the insurance application form available on the wku.myahpcare.com site.
Deadlines to opt in and pay the fee are September 15, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester,
February 15, 2018 for the Spring 2018 semester, and June 15, 2018 for the Summer 2018
term. The student must opt in beforethese dates.
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