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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.

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.

Important Enrollment Information

Below please find the health insurance rates for the 2017-18 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, 2017. Continuing students will have no gap in coverage and their policy will continue through January and beyond with no gap between policies. New Spring 2018 students will have coverage beginning as of January 1, 2018.

You are enrolled in the policy on a semester-by-semester basis. Continuing students pay once in the Fall semester, and then once in the Spring semester which covers both Spring and Summer combined. The process for enrolling in the policy for Spring 2018 is not yet announced. The ISSAS office will communicate with all students regarding the instructions for enrollment.

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:

Contact Information for UnitedHealthcare StudentResources

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

Health Insurance Rates for 2017-18 and Payment Deadlines

Health Insurance Rates for the 2017-18 Academic Year: $1,748 annual cost
SemesterAmountPayment Deadline
Fall 2017
Dates of coverage: August 16 - December 31

September 6th payment deadline (same deadline for payment of tuition/fees)

Payment officially due no later than September 27th
(by the end of the 6th week of the semester as per NDUS policy)

Spring 2018/Summer 2018 combined
Dates of coverage: January 1 - August 15, 2018

January 24th payment deadline (same deadline for payment of tuition/fees)

Payment officially due no later than February 14th
(by the end of the 6th week of the semester as per NDUS policy)

Waivers for students in other Non Immigrant Statuses not Required to Purchase Insurance

If you are a student in another visa status (such as H-1B/H-4, TN/TD, K, or any other non-immigrant visa status), please download, complete, and submit the following form


    Download form here


    To submit, please drop the form off on paper in Memorial Union 116 or email it to

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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, November 28, 2017 11:07:24 AM
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