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Princeton Student: Crowd Fund My Health Insurance

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by Marcia Brown

When Nasir Ismael ’21 found out that he had been accepted to the University, he was as ecstatic as any other student. With the help of the financial aid office, he was able to assure his ability to matriculate this fall.

But for Ismael, a native of East London whose parents emigrated from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom, there was still a snag: the $1,800 fee for the Student Health Plan. Undergraduate students are required to enroll in the SHP or opt out by providing private insurance information by June 30 each year. In other words, Ismael must have health insurance in order to matriculate.

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