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Health & Dental Insurance

Winter term update: The winter 2021 term health and dental eligibility has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students who are taking online courses and who meet all other eligibility criteria will receive health and dental benefits. Email for more information.

The health and dental insurance plan is mandatory for students enrolled at NorQuest College, through their membership in the Students’ Association. The plan provides protection and security for eligible students, minimizing the effects of injury or ailments. The cost of the plan is included in institutional fees provided the student meets all of the eligibility enrolment criteria outlined below.

All students who are:

  • eligible full-time students,
  • self-funded students (including students receiving student loans)
  • taking programs at NorQuest College's Edmonton and regional campuses
  • who have paid Students' Association fees
  • who are registered in an eligible program
  • residing in Canada; and
  • under the age of 70

are automatically enrolled in the mandatory health and dental plan offered by the Students' Association.

Students starting in May will not be eligible for the health and dental plan. If students starting in May enrol in the fall term, they will be assessed fees at that time.

If you are unsure about whether or not you are eligible for the student health and dental plan, contact the SANQC Student Benefits Plan Office prior to any applicable deadlines.

Students who have other coverage may choose to opt out of the coverage provided.

Health and Dental Plan Fees

Coverage term Cost** Cost per plan (health plan and dental plan) Insurance coverage from
Full-year health and dental $386 $193 Start date of fall term to August 31, 2021
Eight-month health and dental* $260 $130 Start date of winter term to August 31, 2021

*Note: Available to students starting full-time studies in the winter term.

**Note: Costs are payable along with tuition and fees at the start of term.

Adding Family Members to Health and Dental Plans

Students wanting to add on family members can do so by paying additional fees directly to the Students’ Association.

To receive coverage for an eligible spouse or dependant, the appropriate fee must be paid. The student must pay the appropriate fees for the coverage requested prior to the applicable deadline.

Opting Out of Health and Dental Plans

If you wish to decline the health and/or dental plan(s) coverage, you must provide comparable health and/or dental coverage under another insurance plan. (You may have been able to claim under this existing insurance as well as under the student health and/or dental plan(s), thereby increasing your coverage.)

Each plan has an annual premium; therefore, opting out of either the health plan or dental plan must be done prior to the specified deadline and must be accompanied by proof of existing insurance.

Opt-out Deadline

The opt-out deadline dates are established by the Students’ Association. You will not be able to opt out of coverage at any other point during the school year.

The deadline to opt out of the health and dental plans is on the last day for payment of term fees. See the Academic Schedule for exact dates.

For example, if your program starts in September, you must opt out prior to the end of the fall deadline. The same rule applies for adding additional family members. No exceptions will be made if the deadline is missed. It is the student’s responsibility to pay the plan fees if they miss the applicable opt-out deadline.

Visit to opt out online.

Students Not Eligible for the Health and Dental Plans

  • Part-time students, grant-funded students and auditing students are not eligible to participate in the health and dental plans.
  • The health and dental plan is not offered to any students who begin studies in the spring term; however, students will automatically be enrolled in the plan for the Fall term if they meet the requirements.

Health Care Coverage for Canadian and Foreign Students

See the Government of Alberta website for more health care coverage information for students who are coming to Alberta to study.

For more information

See the website.

Visit the Student Benefits Plan office, located in the NorQuest Students' Association office, Room 1-114, Singhmar Centre for Learning, Edmonton campus.

Contact the NorQuest College Students’ Association office at 780.644.6250.