Graduate Student Insurance & Parking Payment Plan


Health Insurance:


Graduate students enrolled in the student health insurance plan are eligible for the payment plan option provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Student is a full-time graduate student enrolled at Rice University.
  • Student receives a graduate stipend of at least $5,000 from Rice University during the academic year.
  • Student has enrolled in the annual health insurance plan.

Graduate students electing the payment plan option agree to the following:

  • The medical insurance premium, less any insurance subsidy (if eligible), will be spread out through 8 payments (4 each semester).
  • Payments begin September 10th and end May 10th of the following year. See our Payment Plan dates here.

To request enrollment in the 8-month payment plan for health insurance, please visit Student Health Insurance. The $75 Payment Plan Enrollment fee will be waived after verification of eligibility.

Parking Permits:


Graduate students purchasing a parking permit through their student account are eligible for the payment plan option provided they meet the following criteria:

  • Student is a full-time graduate student enrolled at Rice University.
  • Student receives a graduate stipend of at least $5,000 from Rice University during the academic year.
  • Student purchased a parking permit from the Parking Office.

Graduate students electing the payment plan option agree to the following:

  • Payments for the parking permit will be spread out through 8 payments (4 each semester).
  • Payments begin September 10th and end May 10th of the following year. See our Payment Plan dates here.

To request enrollment in the 8-month payment plan for parking permits, please complete the Parking Permit survey. The $75 Payment Plan Enrollment fee will be waived after verification of eligibility.