International Student and Scholar Services

Health Insurance Requirements

In accordance to U.S. Federal regulations, and in compliance with University policy, all international students holding an F-1 or J-1 student visa are required to enroll in Xavier University's Student Health Insurance Plan. Because the United States does not operate on a socialized medical scale, this plan provides essential health coverage for students during their time at Xavier.

Please note the following:

  • International students will be automatically enrolled and billed for the Xavier University Student Health Insurance Plan through their Xavier account.
  • Students who are employed in the United States and receive health insurance through their company, or students with a spouse/parent who holds insurance through a US employer, or students who are sponsored by a government scholarship that already includes health insurance, may request to waive out of the Xavier University Student Health Insurance Plan.
  • No international health insurance policies or travel insurance will be accepted in lieu of the Xavier University Student Health Insurance Plan.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. May Lee Moua-Vue, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services.