graduate assistants dental insurance

Michigan State University offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Michigan. The dental insurance plan is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan that offers graduate assistants an affordable, quality dental plan.

Delta Dental Customer Service: 800-971-4108

Website for enrollment:

Coverage and Enrollment Dates:

2023-24 Plan Year

Open Enrollment: July 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023
Coverage Effective: September 1, 2023 through August 31, 2024

Fall 2023-24 MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan

Open Enrollment: November 1, 2023 through February 29, 2024
Coverage Effective: January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Spring 2023-24 MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan

MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan


  • Graduate assistants with 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 appointments (eligible for tuition waiver)
  • Michigan State University pays 50 percent of the dental plan premiums for eligible MSU Graduate Assistants with active appointments. 

Please note there is a difference between being a graduate student and a graduate assistant. If you are a graduate student without a paid appointment as a graduate assistant, you do not qualify for the Graduate Assistant Dental Plan, but can enroll in the student dental plan.  

Eligible Dependents

Eligible dependents of graduate assistants enrolled in the plan:

  • Spouse/Other Eligible Individual (OEI)
  • Children
  • Stepchildren

Note: Dependent children must be under age 26.  

If you have questions regarding the dental insurance plan, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email


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