Graduate, Teaching and Research Assistants and Fellows

Graduate students with a University appointment as a graduate, teaching or research assistant (GA/RA/TA) working 10 hours or more per week or as a fellow are eligible to enroll in Syracuse University’s subsidized health insurance plan administered by Aetna Student Health and the graduate student dental and vision plans.

The health insurance plan offers GA/RA/TAs and fellows platinum-level coverage and benefits at significantly lower premium costs than previous health insurance options. For information on the health insurance plan and how to enroll, please visit the Plan Details page.

Details on the features of the graduate student dental and vision plans will be available soon. To enroll in dental/vision coverage, log into MySlice. Under the ‘Student Services’ section, find ‘Student Health Insurance’ and click the ‘Dental/Vision Enroll-Optional’ link.

Please note, the subsidized rates will be reflected on your Bursar’s bill after the enrollment period ends. You can refer to your fellowship or assistantship handbook for additional details and subsidized rates.


For questions about your assistantship or fellowship award, please contact your department.

For questions about health insurance, please contact