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Health Insurance for International Students

Health care in the United States is expensive and the individual is responsible for paying the medical costs. The government does not pay for it. Having health insurance protects the individual by helping pay the medical expenses if he/she should become ill or be involved in an accident. For these reasons, all international students studying in North Dakota are required by the North Dakota University System (NDUS) to purchase the North Dakota state-mandated health insurance policy.

Below please find the health insurance rates for the 2014-15 academic year.

International students will be charged on their student account automatically upon enrollment.

Students who graduate in December will have coverage through December 31, 2014. Continuing students will have no gap in coverage and their policy will continue through January and beyond with no gap between policies. New Spring  2015 students will have coverage beginning as of January 1.

You are enrolled on a semester-by-semester basis. Do not enroll yourself online through the UHSCR website. If you are an international student, you will be enrolled automatically by the International Student and Study Abroad Services office in mid-late January.

You are required to pay the premium to your campus, in full, no later than the end of the sixth week of a regular fall or spring term. (See NDUS Procedure 505 for more information). If you have a spouse and/or dependent(s) whom you wish to enroll, their premium must be paid directly, in full, to UnitedHealthcare once enrollment is finalized.

For more information, please see the following information on the NDUS website:

Health Insurance Rates for the 2014-15 Academic Year
SemesterAmountPayment DeadlineWaiver Deadline
Fall 2014
Dates of coverage: August 16 - December 31
$824No later than October 1, 2014Wednesday, September 3. If this date has passed and you are in F or J status, you will not be eligible for a comparable coverage waiver. If your situation remains the same, you can consider applying for a waiver for the Spring 2015 semester.
Spring 2015/Summer 2015 combined
Dates of coverage: January 1 - August 15, 2015
$1,356No later than February 18, 2015January 22




Contact UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

Contact UnitedHealthcare
Customer Service: 1-877-433-6667

UnitedHealthcare StudentResources (UHCSR) insurance plan

International Students will be automatically enrolled by the NDSU Office of International Programs on a semester basis as they continue to be enrolled at NDSU. Students will receive an email from UnitedHealthcare when their ID card is ready to be downloaded.

Frequently Asked Questions

--UHCSR coverage-related documents

2014-15 Policy Brochure

Global Emergency Services - FrontierMEDEX

UHCSR Prescription Drug List

Collegiate Assistance Flyer

"My Account" Message Center - instructions

"My Account" document notifications

**Please note the plan utilizes the "UHC Options PPO" network. Click here for an excel list of in-network providers by city in North Dakota.

--Previous Spring 2014/Summer 2014 documents

NDUS International Student Policy Flyer



Waiver Forms

  • Spring 2015 Waiver Information

    • The deadline for requesting a Spring 2015 waiver is January 22.
    • For general information on waivers, and waivers for students in H-1B/H-4, TN/TD and K-1 status, or other nonimmigrant statuses, please click here for more information on the waiver process.

  • Waivers for U.S. Permanent Resident (greencard) holders or US Citizens:  Please drop off a copy of your Permanent Resident Card or U.S. Passport at the OIP in Memorial Union 116 and the future charge on your account will be removed. 

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Office of International Student and Study Abroad Services
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7895 - Fax: +1 (701) 231-1014
Campus address: Memorial Union 116
Physical/delivery address: 1401 Administration Ave / Memorial Union 116, Fargo, ND  58102
Page manager: International Student and Study Abroad Services

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:43:18 PM