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Sixteen faculty-led study abroad program professors awarded UTSA Travel Grants

Sixteen UTSA professors are able to lower the costs of their summer 2016 faculty-led programs thanks to a $1,000 travel grant offered by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Initiatives. generic image for travel story
These professors, who will lead ten different education abroad experiences...

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UT Student Health Insurance Plan

The UT System Student Health Insurance Plan is provided by Academic HealthPlans through Blue Cross & BlueShield of Texas. The University of Texas System requires all international students holding an F1, F2, J1 or J2 visa to maintain medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance while enrolled at any UT System institution.

Policy Details
You can view the insurance benefit details on the Academic HealthPlans website.

Insurance Cost
All new students entering Fall and Summer are subject to the one-month supplemental insurance.  The Fall supplement dates are 08/01/2015-08/31/2015 and the Summer supplement dates are 05/01/2016-05/31/2016. The insurance fee for Spring & Summer is charged in the Spring tuition and fee bill. Summer insurance is mandatory even if you do not take any summer classes.

Academic Year 2015 – 2016
Insurance Costs and Coverage Dates


One-Month Supplemental




Spring & Summer


Start date


September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015

January 1, 2016

January 1, 2016

June 1, 2016

End date


August 31, 2016

December 31, 2015

May 31, 2016

August 31, 2016

August 31, 2016






















All costs and coverage dates are subject to change each year.

J Visa Holders

The Department of State requires that the accompanying spouse and children of J-1 visa holders maintain appropriate medical coverage for the duration of their presence in the United States. Willful failure to comply with this requirement will result in the termination of the J-1 program.

Dental Coverage

Students enrolled in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan have the option to purchase dental coverage from Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. For more information visit Blue Care Dental.

Academic Emergency Services

AES is a program that provides coverage for medical evacuation, repatriation, emergency family assistance service as well as medical, travel, safety and legal assistance.  When you enroll in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan you are also covered with AES. For more information visit Academic Emergency Services.

Dependent Insurance

Dependents are not automatically added to the UT Health Insurance Plan.  If you wish to have medical coverage for your dependents you must add them to your plan each semester. Download the dependent enrollment form at enrollment form for international student dependents. Contact Academic Health Plans for enrollment help, if needed.

Continuation of Coverage

Continuation of Coverage is available to insured students who have graduated or are no longer eligible for coverage under the UT System plan at UTSA. Covered students must have been insured for at least six (6) continuous months. Your premium must be received by Academic Health Plans within 30 days after your UTSA Student Health Insurance Plan terminates. Contact Academic Health Plans for more information, if needed.