The University of South Carolina will implement a process to better support the health care needs of its graduate students. Beginning Fall 2021, UofSC graduate students’ health insurance will be fully subsidized by the university.
The support aligns with the university’s strategic plan, which prioritizes improving the graduate student experience at South Carolina in order to attract and retain top graduate students.
“While we are excited about this important upgrade in graduate student support, we remain committed to continuing our pursuit of improving the conditions for graduate students at the University of South Carolina,” says Tracey Weldon, dean of the graduate school and interim vice provost for graduate education. “Our students represent the best of the best. We recognize the importance of continually investing in their well-being to promote their success.”
The health insurance subsidy will support full-time doctoral students and all other graduate assistants, both SGTAs and SGRAs. It will be covered by the student’s individual college and by university resources dedicated to implementing the university’s strategic plan.
“I am personally and professionally committed to building a thriving living and learning community for graduate students,” says William F. Tate, the University of South Carolina’s provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. “And our deans share this commitment. We will continue to seek opportunities to ensure that graduate students are provided the resources and infrastructure required to succeed.”