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International Students

Texas State University has a health insurance requirement for international students that must be met each semester. All international students on non-immigrant visas are required by university policy to have health insurance coverage while at Texas State. International students have two options for meeting this requirement:

  • Purchase the Blue Cross Blue Shield Student Health Insurance plan endorsed by the university, or
  • Request a waiver by submitting proof that that student has health insurance coverage that is provided by a U.S. employer or paid for by the student’s home country or U.S. Government
    • For students attending Texas State for one semester or less, please call the Student Health Center  at 512-245-2161, option 5 for special waiver instructions.

NEW Changes Effective Fall 2016 

  • IMPORTANT:  Effective Fall 2016 the university will not add the health insurance charge to student’s account and will not enroll students in the student plan.
  • Attention Exchange Students:  The student health plan must be purchased. There is no option to submit a waiver request.

NEW Changes Effective Spring 2017

  • IMPORTANT:  The Texas State International Office will enforce and monitor compliance with the health insurance requirement for non-immigrant international students and help students with waiver requests.
  • IMPORTANT:  The Student Health Center will help students with questions about the student health insurance plan only.