Summer Eligibility

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Students Enrolled in Summer Session

In accordance with the KU Comprehensive Fee Schedule, students attending classes on-campus must pay “Required Campus Fees,” one of which is the Watkins Health Fee. Students who are enrolled in four or less hours in the summer are only assessed an hourly, pro-rated amount by the University. When a partial-fee-paid student is first seen at Watkins Health Services (WHS) the remaining unpaid amount of that semester’s Health Fee is charged. This is true for undergraduates, graduate and doctoral students as well as professional program students, i.e. Pharmacy and Law School students and no exceptions are made. This makes the student “whole” with all other KU students who have paid the entire Health Fee. Paying the full Health Fee entitles the student to be seen by our providers at no charge for the office visit and discounted rates for lab tests, medications and any procedures performed. For questions about the Health Fee please see our FAQ Library. You can also contact the Business Office with questions by calling 785-864-9520.

Students Enrolled in Spring, Not Enrolled in Summer but Enrolled in Fall

These Students ARE eligible to use our ancillary services in the summer, i.e. Pharmacy, Lab and X-ray (but not see our providers) without paying the Summer Health Fee. It should be noted that the fees charged for these services are higher than for someone who does pay the Health Fee. However, students seen by a provider, i.e. an “office visit,” will be charged the full cost of the Summer Health Fee. The Summer Health Fee is a one-time charge and will allow that student to continue seeing our providers during the summer from June 1 to July 31, AND it will allow the student to receive the lower charges for services.

Recent Spring Graduates and Students who were Enrolled in Spring but Not Enrolled in Summer and Fall

As of June 1, these students are considered to be in their 90-Day Grace Period. They are eligible to use our ancillary services and see our providers BUT they cannot pay the Summer Health Fee since they are not considered to be “KU students” at that point. The charges for these services are at the higher, Non-Health Fee rate and there are charges for office visits when seeing providers.

Additional Information

The Summer Health Fee covers the time period of June 1 to July 31. The Fall Health Fee covers the time period of August 1 to December 31. The Spring Health Fee covers the time period of January 1 to May 31. For questions about accessing services during the summer, call the WHS Business Office at 785-864-9520.



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