Medical care in the United States is much more costly than in many other countries. To safeguard UWest’s F-1 students and to make sure that they have adequate coverage in the event of serious illness or injury, UWest has sought out a health insurance plan that provides students with full medical coverage. All F-1 students are required to maintain this coverage for the duration of their studies, including periods of non-attendance such as summer break. This insurance is mandatory and will not be waived for any reason. F-1 students are automatically enrolled in the insurance plan at the start of each fall and spring term, and the fee is due in full when tuition and fees for the term are due. New F-1 students will be enrolled in the plan applicable to their starting term, and in each term thereafter. Coverage includes winter, spring, and summer breaks.
||Fall semester & winter break (5 months)
|Spring – Continuing
||Spring semester, summer sessions & break (7 months)
|Spring – Graduating
||Spring semester (5 months).Applicable only to students completing their program in the spring semester
||Summer Session 1 (3 months). Applicable to new students only
||Summer Session 2 (2 months). Applicable to new students only
Please contact the Office of Student Life for more detailed information.