Medical Expense Assistance Program The Graduate School offers financial assistance for those facing unanticipated and/or prohibitive medical expenses, and for cases where out-of-network care is required. Special funds exist to assist enrolled graduate students with some portion of the unreimbursed medical expenses that create a financial hardship. Assistance takes the form of a grant to reimburse some portion of the expenses not covered by insurance; therefore, you must first submit insurance claims and determine your out-of-pocket expenses before you can apply for reimbursement through these funds. Apply Complete the general application form: This includes basic information about your situation and the funds for which you are applying. After the application has been completed and submitted, the Student Health Plan Manager will then send you an email with instructions on submitting your request. Write a letter to Dean Secora explaining the nature of your illness, how much you are required to pay, and why these costs present a hardship for you. Attach original finalized bills for medical costs not covered by the Student Health Plan, copies of the insurance Explanation of Benefits (EOB's) for each expense, and receipt of full bill balance payment. Complete an itemized spreadsheet summarizing your costs so we can more easily understand your situation. Submit your application: Submit your financial hardship letter, bills, EOB's, receipts, and spreadsheet to the Student Health Plan Manager. The Student Health Plan Manager will then review your request and will forward to Dean Secora for final review and funding determination. Dean Secora will review all requests in strict confidentiality. If you qualify for assistance, you will be notified in writing and receive a reimbursement to your student account. If you have privacy and confidentiality concerns about sharing your needs and requests, please reach out to Dean Secora for further information and guidance.