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How to Waive the Columbia Health Insurance

Domestic students who have comparable insurance and would like to waive the Columbia Student Health Insurance Plan, please follow the following instructions. If you plan on dropping below 12 billable credits (and you are not living in the dorms) DO NOT submit a waiver. The Insurance and health fee will reverse off within 24 hours of you dropping. Please note that students will not have the option to waive until they are (1) registered for classes and (2) the enrollment/waiver portal has been opened.  Students will be notified when the option to waive is available.  

  • Log onto myTC Portal:
  • Click on ‘TC Services’
  • Go to the ‘Enrollment & Student Services' menu
  • Click on ‘Request to Waive’
  • Click on ‘Enter Waiver Information’ if you've already saved a term
  • Select Fall Term, or select Spring Term
  • If the process starts over, click 'Enter Waiver Information' not 'Select Registration Term' the second time around
  • Fill out the required fields
  • Click on ‘Submit Waiver Request’ button
  • Click on “View my Charges’ to complete


Waiver Tutorial