Medical Expense Assistance Program for Graduate Students

Special funds exist to assist enrolled graduate students with unreimbursed medical expenses that create a financial hardship for them. Assistance takes the form of a grant to reimburse expenses not covered by insurance; therefore, you must first submit insurance claims and determine your out‐of‐pocket expenses before you can apply for reimbursement through these funds. Visit main website here

How to Apply:

To apply for assistance with these medical expenses:

  • Complete the general application form linked here.
  • After the application has been completed and submitted, the Student Health Plan Manager will then send you an email with instructions on submitting your request.
  • Write a letter to Dean Secora explaining the nature of your illness, how much you are required to pay, and why these costs present a hardship for you.
  • Attach original finalized bills for medical costs not covered by the Student Health Plan, copies of the insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB’s) for each expense, and receipt of full bill balance payment.
  • Complete an itemized spreadsheet summarizing your costs.
  • Submit your financial hardship letter, bills, EOB’s, receipts, and spreadsheet to the Student Health Plan Manager.
  • The Student Health Plan Manager will then review your request and will forward to Dean Secora for final review and funding determination.

Dean Secora (link sends e-mail) will review all requests in strict confidentiality. If you qualify for assistance, you will be notified in writing and receive a reimbursement check. If you do have privacy and confidentiality concerns about sharing your needs and requests, please reach out to Dean Secora for further information and guidance.

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