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UTSA hosts San Antonio Forum for International Education

The Univerisity of Texas at San Antonio will host the San Antonio Forum for International Education on Friday, Feb. 16 at the H-E-B University Center on Main Campus. The SA Forum is a collaboration between international offices from area higher education institutions in South Texas. The purpose...

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Required Health Insurance

The University of Texas System Board of Regents requires that all international students holding an F or a J non-immigrant visa carry health insurance while enrolled at UTSA. Enrollment in the system-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is automatic at the time of registration and the cost of the policy is included in the student's tuition and fee bill.

This requirement does not apply to a non F or J visa holder. If you have been assessed an insurance charge and do not fall under this category, please contact the Insurance Advisor.

For information on the UT Health Insurance Plan Provider, please visit utsa.myahpcare.com.

To learn more about the UT System health insurance requirements click here.


Students may be eligible to waive the cost of the SHIP if they are able to provide a comparable plan in accordance with the UT Board of Regents policy.  Visit Health Insurance Waiver for the waiver requirements, process, deadlines and more.

Please note that insurance waiver requests granted in the past may not meet the requirements of the federal PPACA. We believe UT SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) is a good value for the coverage it provides, and it meets the requirements of the new law. We encourage UTSA students to remain enrolled in UT SHIP.