international student health insurance

visa, government, and u.s. employer

visa: you are on a j visa and have adequate health insurance that you purchase before you arrive in the us.

government: your government or embassy pays for your scholarship and provides you health insurance through  a u.s. health insurance company.

u.s. employer: you have comparable insurance coverage through your, your spouse’s, or parent’s u.s. employer.


insurance plan waiver criteria

deductible: no more than a $2,500 individual deductible.

hospital: at least 70% in-patient hospitalization coverage.

Medical Evacuation & Repatriation: medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.


dependent enrollment process



it is required for a spouse or child on an f-2 or j-2 visa to carry appropriate health insurance.  if you have a dependent on a different visa classification, we strongly recommend that they hold adequate health insurance. 



make sure you are registered for 1 or more credits per term. your student insurance will be billed to your psu student account.

enroll dependent

the cost is $935 per term for each family member and you will pay using a credit card. visit academic health plans for more information.

re-enroll each term

you must re-enroll your family members within the first two weeks of each term.

contact the insurance team


schedule an appointment

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