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. Rates for 2018-19 have not yet been determined but will be published sometime during Summer 2018 as soon as the information becomes available.
International students will be charged on their student account automatically upon enrollment in NDSU classes.
You are enrolled in the policy on a semester-by-semester basis. Students pay once in the Fall semester, and then once in the Spring semester which covers both Spring and Summer combined. The ISSAS office communicates with all students regarding the instructions for enrollment in the policy - the ISSAS office facilitates the process for you by sending names on a list to UnitedHealthcare StudentResources.
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). The amount is charged on your NDSU student account. 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: https://www.ndus.edu/students/ship/
Contact Information for UnitedHealthcare StudentResources
Customer Service: 1-877-433-6667
2018-19 International Student Health Insurance Rates
The annual rate for the 2018-19 academic year will approximately be $1,978. This cost is subject to change - however this is the best estimate we have at this time.
Students are charged on a semester-by-semester basis. The exact breakdown for the Fall 2018 and Spring/Summer 2019 costs are not yet available from UnitedHealthcare StudentResources. We will post this information and any payment deadlines as soon as this information becomes available.
Health Insurance Rates for 2017-18 and Payment Deadlines
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
|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
Enrollment Info for New, Continuing, and Graduating Students
- New Students:
- New Fall students will have coverage beginning August 16th of each year.
- New Spring students will have coverage beginning as of January 1 of each year.
- Continuing students (from Fall to Spring semesters) will have no gap in coverage and their policy will continue through January and beyond with no gap between policies.
- Graduating students:
- Students who graduate in December will have coverage through December 31 of the year in which they graduate
- Students who graduate in May or August will have coverage through August 15th of the year in which they graduate.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.