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Policies and Procedures

Number: ASTAF 108
Section: Student Services Policies
Subject: Mandatory Health Insurance Requirement for International Students
Date: April 26, 2010
Revised on: June 20, 2020
Issued by: Office of International Programs
Authorized by: Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs


International students in F-1 student non-immigrant status registered for classes at USC Aiken are required to have health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds certain campus standards as defined by the International Programs Office as acceptable insurance coverage for international students.


International (F-1) students will be informed about the mandatory health insurance requirement upon admission to USC Aiken. The International Programs Office will provide this information in writing together with standard arrival information sent to new, incoming international students.

Student are required to show proof of health insurance coverage during the first week of classes. Failure to provide proof of insurance will result in, a hold placed on the student's record which will prohibit further enrollment at USC Aiken.  The student will be able to enroll again only after providing the necessary proof of insurance coverage to the International Programs Office.

Note for Student Athletes: International student athletes (in F-1 immigration status) should also note that the USC Aiken Athletic Department requires all USC Aiken student athletes to carry a primary insurance that offers accident coverage in the state of South Carolina, and that will cover injuries sustained during participation in USC Aiken athletics.  International student athletes should refer to the Student Athlete Handbook for additional information.

Reason for Revision

Annual Review