International Students

International students are required to participate in the SHIP.  Degree-seeking international students and all visiting students (regardless of immigration status) studying through one of the University's partnerships will be automatically enrolled in the plan.  The cost of the SHIP will be billed by semester and added to your student account.


Degree-seeking students may request an exception to the mandatory insurance purchase if they are covered by a comparable U.S. based health insurance plan through one of the following ways:

  1. Employer sponsored family plan of a parent or spouse working in the U.S.
  2. U.S. based health insurance plan provided by a foreign government as a sponsored student

If you would like to request an exception, please contact the plan broker, Tim Cummons, at or 1-800-346-4075, ext. 1452.