International Students

International Student Health Insurance Requirement


All international students ("J" or "F" status) are required to maintain health insurance as a stipulation of their visa with US Citizenship and Immigration. These students are automatically billed for the university-sponsored student insurance program on their tuition bills.

International students with certain scholarships that provide health insurance will not be required to enroll in the U of L insurance program.  A list of these scholarships will be available at the start of the semester and before other short-term programs begin at the International Center.

Waivers MAY BE granted based on one of the 3 categories:

Category 1:  Home Country Provides US Insurance coverage

Category 2:  Fully Sponsored by US or Other organization which provides your health insurance

Category 3:  Coverage through a US plan provided as an employee benefit

For detailed requirements for each category view the International Waiver Requirements.


University Sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan Information

Please visit the Academic Health Plans website for more information about our current plan.  Please review the plan benefits and compare with your proposed plan.  For questions about insurance coverage or waivers, contact Academic Health Plans at or 1-855-850-4191.


Waiver Deadlines

Fall Semester:           August 31

Spring Semester:       February 1

No exceptions will be granted