International Student Health Insurance Requirements

All international students are permitted to register for classes at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) only after demonstrating that they hold medical insurance coverage which meets the guidelines set by the Florida Board of Governors Regulation BOG 6.009 and FAU Regulation 4.009. International students with F-1 and J-1 status are required to maintain continuous insurance coverage throughout the entire duration of their association with FAU (including any period authorized for academic training or authorized vacation or leave).  International students beginning enrollment in the fall semester must show proof of insurance for the full academic year, including the summer semester.  Students beginning enrollment in the spring or summer semesters, must have coverage extending from at least the beginning of the term to the third week of August. Misrepresenting or willfully failing to maintain appropriate medical insurance coverage will result in serious consequences for the student.


All international students must provide proof of acceptable insurance coverage in order to register for classes. 
F-1 and J-1 students can comply with this requirement by:
  1. Purchasing the policy available through Florida Atlantic University (Insurance for Students) and submitting the payment receipt to Student Health Services, SS-8W, Room 235, or faxing the receipt to (561) 297-0221. An application form and flyer for the plan may be obtained from Student Health Services on the Boca, Davie and Jupiter campuses or by clicking here.
  2. Providing proof of an acceptable alternate medical insurance plan by submitting a completed 2013-2014 Alternate Insurance Compliance Form (for Fall 2013 registration) to Student Health Services, SS-8W, Room 235 or faxing the form to (561) 297-0221. Please note that if the insurance company does not fill out the AICF, SHS cannot review individual plans for compliance and cannot remove the hold to permit registration.
For more information, email or phone (561) 297-1116. 
All international students and scholars with non-immigrant status in the United States (those who have not been granted permanent residency status) while engaged in educational activities at or under the sponsorship of the College are requested to participate in this Plan.
The Student Health Insurance Program is available to students taking five or more credit hours who have paid their health fee and are eligible for medical care at the Student Health Center. Students must actively attend classes for at least the first 31 days after the date for which coverage is purchased.  Home study, correspondence, Internet classes (less than 9 credits) and television (TV) courses do not fulfill the Eligibility requirements that the student actively attend classes.  The Company maintains its right to investigate student status and attendance records to verify that the policy Eligibility requirements have been met.  If the Company discovers the Eligibility requirements have not been met, its only obligation is to refund premium.
Eligible Students  who do enroll may also insure their Dependents.  Eligible Dependents are the spouse and their children under 25 years of age who are not self-supporting; who live with the Insured or who are a full-time or part-time student.  Dependent Eligibility expires concurrently with that of the Insured student.  Eligible dependents who enroll have the same benefits as the full-time student except that they cannot receive medical services from Student Health Services.
Only those students enrolled in Basic coverage may purchase Optional Intercollegiate Sports coverage.
Please visit Insurance for Students for the Program Benefits & Exclusions Flyer, enrollment cards (printable using Adobe Acrobat), coverage receipts, ID cards, claims status and other services. Customer service e-mail: or call (800) 356-1235.
 Last Modified 12/19/14