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.

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 or call 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.

Please click here for an overview of plan benefits.

Waiver Deadlines for 2015-2016

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

Semester Deadline to Submit Waiver Request Open Enrollment Begins Insurance Coverage Dates



Fall 2015 Monday, August 24, 2015 by 5 PM July 15, 2016 8/23/15 – 1/16/16 $807
Spring 2016 Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by 5 PM December 1, 2015 1/17/16 – 5/30/16 $741
Summer 2016 Monday, June 6, 2016 by 5 PM May 1, 2016 5/31/16 – 8/22/16 $462

Summer II 2016 (new students only)

Tuesday, July 11, 2016 by 5 PM June 15, 2016 7/9/16 – 8/22/16 $247

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.

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.