Important Waiver Information
Medicaid Waiver Information
Medicaid Waiver Requests
Any student with active Medicaid coverage may request a waiver of the University's insurance requirement. Waiver requests from students with New York State Medicaid generally will be approved. Students with Medicaid coverage from outside New York may also request a waiver. All waiver requests are submitted online at myTC and are evaluated on an individual basis.
When making their waiver decision, all Medicaid covered students should consider the gaps in coverage they may experience while attending the University, for instance, travel anywhere outside their home state or abroad.
New York State Medicaid covered students may not be covered when traveling outside of the state. In addition, referral options for students on Medicaid needing specialists' care off-campus may be limited.
Students with Medicaid from outside may not have health coverage outside of their state of residence and may need to return home for on-going treatment.
Students with Medicaid who are interested in the student insurance plan may wish to address concerns about cost with Teachers College Office of Financial Aid.