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MSU Student 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 and students an affordable, quality dental plan.

Delta Dental Customer Service: 800-971-4108

Website for enrollment:

Students (Non-Graduate Assistants)

Graduate Assistants

Coverage and Enrollment Dates:

2016-17 Plan Year

Open Enrollment: November 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017
Coverage Effective: January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

Spring 2016-17 MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan

Spring 2016-17 MSU Student Dental Plan (Non-Graduate Assistants)

2016-17 Plan Year

Open Enrollment: July 1, 2016 through October 31, 2016
Coverage Effective: September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017

Fall 2016-17 MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan

Fall 2016-17 MSU Student Dental Plan (Non-Graduate Assistants)

MSU Student Dental Plan (Non-GA Students)

Eligible Students

  • International students
  • Medical students
  • Veterinary students
  • MSU College of Law students (who are actively attending classes on campus)
  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are in a degree program or Completing Certification
  • Fellowship students
  • Lifelong Education students (taking one or more credits)
  • English Language Program students

Eligible Dependents

Eligible dependents of students enrolled in the plan:

  • Spouse/Domestic Partner
  • Children
  • Stepchildren

Note: Dependent children must be under age 26.

MSU Graduate Assistant Dental Plan

Eligible Graduate Assistants

  • 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 MSU-sponsored dental insurance plan, please contact MSU Human Resources at 800-353-4434 or email

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