Office of International Programs
All international students attending The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) on a non-immigrant visa status are required by the University of Texas (UT) System Board of Regents to have continuous medical insurance compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is automatic at the time of registration.
Visiting scholars, faculty and student delegations are also required to have continuous medical insurance compliant with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Attention, students and visiting scholars/faculty interested in applying to waive the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP):
For all F-1 and J-1 students, enrollment in UT SHIP is automatic at the time of registration for classes. If your visa status is F-1 or (student) J-1, when you register for classes, the International Student Insurance charge will appear on your account. If you are a J-1 Scholar/Faculty, you will have a choice of selecting an insurance plan that meets the J-1 Visa requirements and you have up to 7 days after starting the program, to show your proof of insurance to your J-1 Advisor. All inquiries regarding these choices can be sent to email@example.com.
Waiver Process and Deadlines
Insurance waiver application information for Fall and Spring/Summer semesters are posted on this page as they are made available.
Spring 2017 waiver submission has ended.
Summer 2017 waiver application dates are 1 May 2017 to 26 May 2017. Instructions on how to apply for a waiver can be found here.
Students who have paid for Spring/Summer UT-SHIP and are graduating in May 2017, can apply for a refund of their Summer Premium of $550. To apply for a refund of the Summer Premium, you must fill out a ‘2017 Graduation Summer Cost Waiver’ form and submit it to the International Insurance Advisor (as per the instructions on the form), by the deadline data of 10 February 2017. No late forms will be accepted.
OIP health insurance advisor can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send an email to this address to schedule an appointment for assistance with any questions regarding International Student Insurance related questions and concerns.
Learn more about UT health insurance requirements.