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Health and Counseling Fee (HCF)

The Health and Counseling Fee covers many services provided at the HCC; please view the chart below for a detailed description of the discounted and free benefits. All students enrolled for six or more (8 for law students) hours of graded credit in a traditional program are automatically charged the HCF each quarter or semester (for law students) Students enrolled for fewer than six hours of credit must contact the HCC to enroll since the HCF is not automatically assessed on the tuition bill.

2014-2015 Health & Counseling Fee (HCF)

  • $158 per quarter
  • $236 per semester (Law students only)

Please call 303-871-2205 for more information.

Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) Benefits

  • Low co-payments for counseling and medical appointments ($10 for primary care)
  • Discounted in-house medications
  • Discounted laboratory tests
  • Discounted procedures

For Undergraduate Students

The HCF is a mandatory fee that cannot be waived, similar to the technology fee or student activity fee.

For Graduate Students

The HCF is an optional fee that can be waived. Please consider the many benefits of participating before waiving, especially if the student plans on enrolling in the SHIP. Refer to Graduate options for insurance or the summary of benefits in the SHIP brochure for important information about the plans' deductible and co-insurance for services provided outside the DU HCC. Please note: The DU HCC is the primary care provider for the SHIP. To waive the HCF, go to www.du.edu:

  1. Click on current students, online tools
  2. MyWeb
  3. Enter secure area
  4. Click on student and financial aid, then registration, the waive selection is near the bottom.

Waiver/Enrollment Deadlines for HCF

Quarter Students
Quarter Period Deadline
Fall  Sept. 26, 2014
Winter*  Jan. 23, 2015
Spring  April 10, 2015
Summer*  July 3, 2015
Semester (Law) Students
Semester Period Deadline
Fall  Sept. 5, 2014
Spring  Jan. 30, 2015
Summer*  June 13, 2015

*Winter and Summer SHIP enrollment periods are available to first time new DU students and Study Abroad Students only; otherwise SHIP enrollment MUST be for either Fall or Spring.

Undergraduate Health Care Coverage Options

Option 1: Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) + Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

  • Most HCC services are free with the HCF & the SHIP. See chart below for details
  • Low cost co-pays for specialist visits at the HCC (usually $20).
  • Preexisting conditions not excluded for care provided at the HCC.

Option 2: Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) + Outside Health Insurance

  • Many HCC services are discounted or covered after a $10 co-payment with the HCF and outside health insurance.
  • If you carry outside health insurance and come to the HCC for services, you will be required to pay for any service not cover by the Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) at the time of your visit. You can then submit the claim to your insurance company for reimbursement

Graduate Health Care Coverage Options

Option 1: Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) + Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

  • Most HCC services are free with the HCF & the SHIP.
  • Low cost co-pays for specialist visits at the HCC (usually $20).
  • Preexisting conditions not excluded for care provided at the HCC.

Option 2: Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) + Outside Health Insurance

  • Many HCC services are discounted or covered after a $10 co-payment with the HCF and outside health insurance.
  • If you carry outside health insurance and come to the HCC for services, you will be required to pay for any service not cover by the Health & Counseling Fee (HCF) at the time of your visit. You can then submit the claim to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Option 3: Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) only

  • If you choose to carry the SHIP only, you will be insured through United Healthcare, the insurance company that partners with the DU.
  • You must pay for all services at the HCC at the time of your visit.
  • Each time you visit the HCC, you must submit the claim to United Healthcare for reimbursement.
  • You must visit the HCC for referrals to a specialist. Primary care provided outside the HCC is always paid at the out-of-network rate of 60% after a $500 deductible.

Option 4: Outside Health Insurance only

  • You must pay for all services at the HCC at the time of your visit.
  • You must submit claims for reimbursement to your insurance company.