Students enrolled in a program and are taking nine or more credits at NSCC are required to have health insurance according to the Massachusetts' Universal Health Insurance law. Students do have the option to waive the health insurance if they have comparable coverage required by the regulation.
In order to waive your health insurance it must be done through your Pipeline account and you will need your Insurance card to complete the process. Please note that Free Care, Health Safety Net, Children's Medical Security Plan or Mass Health Limited are not considered comparable coverage and will not allow you to waive the health insurance.
To Waive Your Health Insurance
Health insurance is available through North Shore Community College.
Students can obtain health insurance through NSCC. We work with Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. to provide coverage for our students. You can find more information about the Benefits and Plan for this year on the Arthur J. Gallagher and Co. website.
If you decide to receive health insurance through NSCC you will need to pay for it in full or authorize us to use your financial aid if you have a credit available to help cover the cost. The coverage for Fall starts September 1, 2015 and ends August 31, 2016. If at any time you have to cancel or need coverage during the year, please contact our office for information.
Here are the steps to complete in order to pay for the insurance and/or authorize your aid to cover it.
To Pay for your Health Insurance
To Authorize Your Financial Aid
Drop for Non-Payment
Students who register prior to the semester payment due date must pay or waive their health insurance by the payment due date to avoid having their classes dropped for non-payment. Those students who register after the semester due date must pay or waiver their health insurance at the time of registration to avoid having their classes dropped for non-payment.
Need help? NSCC's financial aid counselors can assist you.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m.
Student Financial Services Office—Danvers Campus
Health Professions & Student Services Building • 2nd Floor • (978) 762-4189
Student Financial Services Office—Lynn Campus
McGee Building • 1st Floor Lynn Campus • (781) 477-2191