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 full 2018-2019 academic year will be $462.20.

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

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.

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).

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