Health & Dental Insurance

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

Students are eligible if they are:

  • part- or full-time registered in an eligible program
  • self-funded (including those receiving student loans) or third-party funded
  • under the age of 70 and live in Canada

Auditing and Health Care Aide Workplace students are not eligible.

If you are unsure about whether you are eligible for the health and dental plan, contact the SANQC Student Benefits Plan Office.

Opting out

Students can opt out based on their personal situation. Students can choose to stay in one plan or choose to opt out of both plans. If you have another insurance plan, you can use the student plan in combination with that insurance plan for more coverage. You do not need proof of other coverage to opt out of the plan.

Period of coverage

Students receive 12 months of coverage from the first day of the month in which their opt-out deadline occurs.

The deadline to pay or opt out is the 14th day from the start date of your first class. See for more information.

Health and dental plan fees

Coverage term Cost Cost per plan (health plan and dental plan)
12 months health and dental $386 $193

Adding family members

Students who want to add on family members can do so by paying extra fees to the Students’ Association. To receive coverage for an eligible spouse or dependant, the student must pay the fees for the coverage requested before the deadline.

Health-care coverage for Canadian and international 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.