GTA/GRA/GA

For enrolled students who have F-1, F-2, or J-1 immigration status

If you have a 50% Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) or Graduate Assistant (GA) payroll appointment, you are eligible for the university’s 75% contribution to your insurance premium.  You qualify for this contribution if your position lasts a minimum of eight consecutive workweeks during the fall or spring semester, or four consecutive workweeks during the summer semester.    

If You Qualify…

Once you enroll in a class, you are automatically enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare StudentResources insurance plan.  You are also automatically charged for the premium on your Enroll & Pay account, but the university’s contribution can take several weeks to process and appear on your bill. 

To avoid late fees, qualifying graduate students should pay the full amount due for tuition and fees, including the insurance charge, before their bill’s due date.  STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL FEES PLACED ON THEIR ACCOUNTS, AS WELL AS ANY AND ALL LATE FEES THEY INCUR.  Once the university’s contribution is processed, students will receive a 75% credit on their Enroll & Pay accounts.

If the 75% insurance credit is not assessed to a student’s account due to university contribution delays and are assessed a late fee on their account, information on how to submit a fee petition for the late fees can be found on the Registrar's website.

Dependent Insurance

If you have dependents you need to cover with insurance, information about adding dependents to your insurance plan can be found here. The University contribution of 75% only covers your individual insurance; there is no contribution to the cost of your dependent’s insurance.

J-2

If you have J-2 immigration status and have 50% GTA, GRA or GA appointment, you will need to contact the ISS Insurance Team, issinsurance@ku.edu to have your insurance activated.

Additional Questions?

If you have questions about your GTA, GRA or GA benefits please go to the KU Human Resources/Graduate Student Health Insurance Webpage. You may also contact Mary Karten, in Human Resources:

Carruth O-Leary Hall
1246 W. Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7521
Phone: 785-864-7346
mkarten@ku.edu


 
 

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