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Student Medical Insurance Subsidy Amount & Coverage

Medical insurance subsidy coverage

The amount of the subsidy a qualifying graduate student receives depends on type of position the student holds.

Type of PositionLevel of Subsidy (domestic plan)

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) and Graduate Instructors with at least a 20-hour-per-week (0.50 FTE) position

Graduate fellows with qualifying fellowships

100 percent

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA), Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) and Graduate Instructors with at least a 10-hour-per-week (0.25 FTE), but less than 20-hour-per-week position

50 percent

Spouses and dependents

The medical insurance subsidy applies only to coverage for a qualifying student. Any coverage of a spouse or children on the policy is subject to the regular, unsubsidized premium. The policy selected for the spouse and/or children must be the same as the student's policy, and only the student's premium is subsidized.

Non-MU insurance

The subsidy applies only for students who qualify for and enroll in the campus-wide insurance policy that is offered to all MU students. The subsidy may not be used for any other insurance policy.

Insurance for international students

The policy offered through the International Center is mandatory for international students, and international students who qualify may receive a subsidy. International students who hold assistantships or other qualifying positions are not eligible for domestic insurance policies.