International Student Health Insurance

International Student Health Insurance

U.S. federal regulations, and the University of Dallas, require that all F-1  visa holders have health insurance to help cover the expenses of unexpected medical issues while residing in the US.  The university has contracted with Wellfleet (Cigna Network) through Academic Health Plans to provide a policy that complies with federal law.

To review the specific benefits of the UD Wellfleet policy, click HERE.

All F-1 visa holders will be automatically enrolled in the health insurance policy and related charges will be added to the student's account. The annual cost is approximately $2,000. Each student will be billed in 3 installments over the course of the academic year.

Upcoming F-1 International
Student Health Insurance Fees

Trimester Cost Coverge Start Date Coverage End Date
Summer 2024 $654 5/1/2024 8/14/2024
Fall 2024 $760 8/15/2024 12/31/24
Spring 2025 $657 1/1/2025 4/30/2025
Summer 2025 $579 5/1/2025 8/14/2025


Waiver Option

All F-1 visa holders are required to enroll in University of Dallas Student Health Insurance Plan unless a waiver is submitted and approved. Insurance waiver instructions will be sent to all F-1 students via email. The waiver submission periods are listed below. 

Waiver Request Dates

Trimester Waiver Open Date Waiver Close Date 
Summer 2024 4/15/2024 6/10/2024
Fall 2024 7/16/2024 9/16/2024
Spring 2025 12/2/2024 2/10/2025
Summer 2025 4/15/2025 6/10/2025


Criteria to submit a waiver:

  1. Student is sponsored by the government of the student’s home country and is provided through a PPACA compliant plan. If a non-PPACA compliant plan, the sponsoring entity must guarantee payment of all health expenses in writing.
  2. Student is enrolled in a US employer-provided group health plan that is PPACA compliant.

Note – If the health plans above do not include medical evacuation and repatriation, a rider must be purchased providing coverage at equal limits to the UD provided policy.