Office of International Affairs International Student & Scholar Services Mandatory Health Insurance

SPECIAL ALERT: Mandatory Non-immigrant
Student Health Insurance

To promote non-immigrant student compliance with United States financial responsibility requirements, Texas Tech University (TTU) requires that all Nonimmigrant Texas Tech students have health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment.
  1. The premium for the Student Insurance Plan will be included with tuition and fees for all nonimmigrant Texas Tech students.
  2. The insurance premium will be waived for nonimmigrant students sponsored by the United States Government, a foreign government recognized by the United States of America, or certain international, government sponsored or non-governmental organizations. Such waivers will be based on the government or organization guaranteeing payment of all health care expenses including evacuation and repatriation. Documentation must be presented to the TTU Office of International Affairs prior to registration.
  3. The insurance premium will be waived for students who provide documented evidence of health insurance coverage, including evacuation and repatriation, by an employer. Nonimmigrant students employed by TTU and eligible for both employer-provided insurance and international student health insurance may select between the two, as long as the insurance selected includes evacuation and repatriation coverage. Such documentation must be presented to the TTU Office of International Affairs prior to registration.
Revised: 8/8/06