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Campus Medical Care Assistance Fund

The Reserve Fund Investment Committee (RFIC) of UC SHIP has allocated funds to UC Davis, Hastings College of Law, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz. These funds will be distributed to students facing financial hardship, aiming to help cover their out-of-pocket medical expenses exceeding $500, up to the individual in-network out-of-pocket maximum.


Eligibility is open to all currently enrolled graduate and undergraduate students, along with their dependents, who are enrolled in UC SHIP. To qualify, students must have been enrolled for at least one term prior to the date of the medical service, which should occur within the 2023-2024 plan year. Additionally, students must not have any outstanding financial balance with their campus and must have applied for charity care from the service provider.

Each campus will receive a grant amount determined by their UC SHIP enrollment. These funds, provided by RFIC, are specifically allocated for the 2023-24 academic year. Once the funds have been utilized, no further grants will be assigned for the remainder of the year.

UC SHIP: Comprehensive, quality care at an affordable price.

The following services are available for assistance, but services must be medical necessary:

  • Hospitalization
  • In-patient care (includes mental health/substance abuse)
  • Hospice Care
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Emergency Medical Transportation
  • Childbirth/Delivery Professional Services
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Out-patient care (includes mental health/substance abuse)
  • Physician/Surgeon Services
  • Imaging Services (MRI/CT/PET scans)
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Childbirth/Delivery Facility Services


Applications should be emailed SECURELY to: or

Decisions will be delivered via UCR email within 5 business days of submission. For questions, please contact the UCR Insurance Office at (951) 827-3031.