Benefit Plan

Graduate students who start their graduate programs in September or January of a given year are automatically enrolled into the Benefit Plan (May-start students must self-enrol for their first semester at SFU).

The fees for the 2017-2018 academic year will be $459.54.

Fees for the plan are automatically charged to your student account along with graduate tuition and other fees. The fees are front-loaded for the full policy year (Sept-Aug) and charged to your student account in the Fall semester (or, for January-start students, coverage from Jan-Aug is charged to your account in the Spring semester).

Complete information about the plan, including details on submitting claims, opting out, and adding family coverage, is available on the SFU Graduate Benefit Plan website at studentcare.ca. To contact them, please call their Member Services Centre at 1 866 369-8795, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm. You may click here to find out other ways to get in contact with Studentcare.

If you have questions or concerns about the GSS Benefit Plan that are not addressed on the GSS or Studentcare websites or by Studentcare representatives, please email the Director of Graduate Services.


In the Fall 2014 semester, Studentcare conducted a phone survey of GSS members. For the results of this survey, click here.