Health Policies for Students

Health Insurance

Massachusetts state law requires ALL full or three-quarter-time students at Cambridge College to participate in the school-sponsored Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan or have an alternate insurance plan with comparable coverage. (Please note: Student status as full or three-quarter time for the term will be determined as of the last date of the add/drop period) To comply, students must either enroll in the Cambridge College-sponsored student health insurance plan, or provide proof of enrollment in an alternate qualifying insurance plan by logging into MyCC and selecting the Health Insurance link found under the Student Services tab. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the alternate insurance is adequate.

Cambridge College students attending classes at regional centers outside Massachusetts are not required to participate in the student health program.

Students who do not return the Health Insurance form (available in the application booklet and on the website) with their insurance provider information will automatically be enrolled in and billed for the College health insurance plan.

National Institute for Teaching Excellence (NITE) Students enrolled in more than three weeks of classes will need to show proof of health insurance. Massachusetts law does not require students enrolled in short-term courses (defined as no more than 15 days of classes for each term and 30 days total for the entire school year) to participate in the student health program.

International Students must enroll in the Cambridge College-sponsored student health insurance plan.

Immunization Policy

Massachusetts state law requires that all full-time undergraduate or graduate students show proof of at least one dose of mumps and rubella vaccine given at or after 12 months of age, two doses of live measles vaccine given at least one month apart beginning at or after 12 months of age, a booster dose of tetanus/diphtheria within the last ten years, and a tuberculosis test (PPD) within the last six months. Massachusetts state law also requires all new students to receive a meningitis inoculation.

Individual Responsible for Revision and Implementation: Executive Vice President and Dean of Student Affairs

Date of original implementation: February, 2011

Date of Last Revision: February, 2011