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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.


PLEASE NOTE that students must either purchase the plan or submit a waiver for each semester that they are enrolled at Texas State.  Students will receive an e-mail with instructions each semester.  The e-mail will go to the student’s Texas State e-mail address.  The e-mail will have a web link for students to use to either purchase the plan or submit an online waiver.  The first e-mail will be sent out at the start of the open enrollment period (see table below).  If a student has not received their e-mail by the first day of open enrollment, they should e-mail the Student Health Center at healthcenter@txstate.edu or call the Student Health Center at 512-245-2161, option 5.


May 1st, 2016:  First day students can purchase the student health plan or request a waiver.

June 6th, 2016, 5pm:  Last day students can purchase the student plan or request a waiver.

  • Students that do not meet the requirement by this date will have the health insurance fee added to their student account after the 4th class day.
  • Students arriving and registering after this deadline can call the SHC for assistance at 512.245.2161, option #5.



Purchase the student health plan or request a waiver here. (http://txstateintl.myahpcare.com )




Important Dates for 2015-2016 for Students Purchasing the Health Insurance Plan


Open Enrollment Begins

Insurance Coverage Dates


Fall 2015

July 15, 2015

8/23/15 – 1/16/16


Spring 2016

December 1, 2015

1/17/16 – 5/30/16


Summer 2016

May 1, 2016

5/31/16 – 8/22/16


Summer II 2016 (new students only)

June 15, 2016

7/9/16 – 8/22/16



Insurance coverage for dependents is available and may be purchased at the same time as purchase of the student coverage.  Students will receive their insurance card after they enroll and pay for the plan. Please have a credit card available for payment.


Waiver Deadlines for 2015-2016



Deadline to submit waiver request

Fall 2015

Monday August 24, 2015 at 5pm

Spring 2016

Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 5 pm

Summer 2016

Monday June 6, 2016 at 5 pm

Summer II 2016 (new students only)

Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 5 pm


Students submitting an online waiver request will be asked to attach a copy of their health insurance plan.  A waiver request must be completed each semester.

For questions or additional information about the health insurance plan, please call Academic Health Plans at 855-850-4298.

Please click here for an overview of plan benefits.