Waiving the Student Health Insurance Plan

 The University of Texas Board of Regents requires all international students in a F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 visa status to have health insurance coverage which complies with the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). For this reason, enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan is automatic at the time of registration, and the cost of the policy is included in the student’s tuition and fee bill. In certain cases, students holding comparable coverage may be eligible to waive enrollment in the UT Student Health Insurance Plan.

The UT Student Health Insurance Plan meets and exceeds the requirements of the new law, and we believe it is a good value for coverage. More information is available on our insurance resources page about the UT Student Health Insurance Plan and using health insurance in the United States. More information about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is available through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Review the following waiver eligibility categories to determine your eligibility, required documentation, and submission deadline & submit via the insurance secure document uploader.

2021-2022 Waiver Deadlines

  Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Deadline Weds., Sept. 8, 2021

by 5 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 31, 2022

by 5 p.m.
Thur., June 2, 2022

by 5 p.m.

Download a Waiver Application


For questions, please email us at intlinsurance@austin.utexas.edu

Processing Time

Waiver requests may take up to two weeks to be processed. You may check to see if your waiver request has been approved by viewing your tuition and fee bill. If you see insurance charges on your tuition and fee bill on the 10th class day (fall/spring) or 1st class day (summer I session), contact the Insurance Advisor immediately.