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International Student Health Insurance

International F-1 Student Health Insurance Plan

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

Semester Cost Coverage Begins Coverage Ends
Fall 2023 $751 8/15/2023 12/31/2023
Spring 2024 $654 1/1/2024 4/30/2024
Summer 2024 $573 5/1/2024 8/14/2024


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. 

Semester Waiver Open Date Waiver End Date
Fall 2023 7/16/2023 9/7/2023
Spring 2024 12/2/2023 2/1/2024
Summer 2024 4/1/2023 5/27/2024

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.