International Affairs


Health Insurance

Insurance Requirements for International Students

The United States government requires that all international students maintain health insurance coverage.
MTSU offers a health insurance plan that meets the U.S. government requirements. This plan is designed to
meet the medical needs of our students (and their dependents) at a reasonable cost.

The cost of this health insurance is not included in your university fees. Your student account will be charged
the appropriate premium fee at the beginning of each semester.

The F-1 and J-1 regulations specify the following minimum level of coverage:
Medical benefits of at least $50,000 per accident or illness.
Repatriation of remains in the amount of $7,500.
Medical evacuation to his or her home country in the amount of $10.000.
A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness.

It is your responsibility to own and maintain insurance coverage for yourself and your dependent(s) while in the
U.S. If you fail to maintain the required insurance coverage, or misrepresent your coverage, you are in violation of
these regulations and your visa may be terminated.

Students have two options for health insurance:

  • Insurance can be purchased through MTSU.


  • Students may provide proof of an equivalent or better health insurance coverage.Waiver forms are available during the International Student Orientation.

See MTSU Student Health Services for more information.

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