Frequently Asked Questions


F-1 students health insurance is mandatory and provided by the university. Students will be covered automatically during their semester of enrollment and charged accordingly. J-1 Exchange, Government Sponsored and students employed and covered by a US insurance policy have the option to waive the university provided insurance if eligible. A copy of the insurance policy coverages must be provided to the Office of International Students & Scholars for review. The University-provided insurance policy through Aetna Student Health, managed by Academic HealthPlans, is designed as an accident and sickness policy that is affordable to students. There are certain limitations and restrictions of this policy which you can review by reading the benefits summary.

If you do not want the Student Health Insurance Plan and meet the above criteria, you must decline or opt-out of coverage by submitting a waiver. You may only opt-out of coverage during the following Waiver Periods:

All waivers must be submitted by 11:59 PM on the published waiver deadline to be considered.

The Spring waiver deadline ended 02/08/2024. The online waiver system can no longer accept new waiver requests.