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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 2018-19 academic year. 

International students will be charged on their student account 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

Contact UnitedHealthcare
Customer Service: 1-877-433-6667
Email: customerservice@uhcsr.com

Health Insurance Rates for 2018-19 and Payment Deadlines

Health Insurance Rates for the 2018-19 Academic Year: $1,978 annual cost
SemesterAmountPayment Deadline
Fall 2018
Dates of coverage: August 16 - December 31
$748

September 5th payment deadline (same deadline for payment of tuition/fees)

Payment officially due no later than September 26th
(by the end of the 6th week of the semester as per NDUS policy)

Spring 2019/Summer 2019 combined
Dates of coverage: January 1 - August 15, 2019
$1,230

January 23rd payment deadline (same deadline for payment of tuition/fees)

Payment officially due no later than February 13th
(by the end of the 6th week of the semester as per NDUS policy)

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 complete the following electronic form. You will be asked to also submit a copy of your immigration documentation (I-797 approval notice, visa, and/or I-94 record).

    Click here to access the form.


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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: Monday, July 09, 2018 10:25:38 AM
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