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Immigration Updates

 

In light of the Executive Order that was signed on Friday, Jan. 27 that suspends entry into the United States for both immigrant and nonimmigrant individuals from seven countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen), the Office of International Programs is...

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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.

Waivers

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.