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Announcing the GSAs Drexel Aetna Student Health Insurance Deductible Subsidy Program

January 8, 2021

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) established the Drexel Aetna Student Health Insurance Deductible Subsidy program, in collaboration with the Graduate College and Student Life, to assist full-time graduate students enrolled in Drexel’s Aetna student health insurance plan to cover their deductible payment.*

*Students in the Division of Biomedical Science Programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences can also apply via a separate application in Drexel’s InfoReady Funding Portal.

For graduate students receiving little or no funding to assist with the cost of education and other living expenses, the added cost of health insurance, including the deductible, can cause hardship. The goal of the subsidy program is to provide some relief for eligible graduate students, especially amid additional financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The GSA, in collaboration with the Biomedical Sciences GSA, came together to brainstorm ways to help graduate students during this challenging time and advocated for the subsidy as a way to give back to the very students who support their activities.