Insurance Plan

International Student Health Insurance

All international students attending SHSU are required to purchase health insurance through Academic Health Plans.

Important information can also be found here:

Student Health Insurance Plan Information Booklet

This booklet contains important health insurance coverage information, dates of coverage, and explanation of benefits. A summary of benefits can be found here.


International Academic Emergency Services Coverage

Sam Houston State University International students are required to have Medical Evacuation and Repatriation benefits. International Students can enroll for the stand-alone Academic Emergency Services benefits as long as you can provide proof of medical insurance coverage that is comparable to the Sam Houston State University Student Health Insurance Plan (the WAIVER must be submitted and approved). The Academic Emergency Services benefits include Medical Evacuation, Repatriation, Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Travel Assistance. To receive this coverage, students must submit the forms below.

2013-2014 Fall Enrollment Form
2014 Spring/Summer Enrollment Form


Insurance Waiver

2013-2014 Waiver Application Deadline: September 12, 2013
Coverage through Academic HealthPlans is required for all international students unless the student can show proof of coverage through an embassy or a U.S. employer plan. SHSU automatically charges students for the Student Health Insurance Plan when they register for classes. International students with equivalent coverage through an embassy or a U.S. employer may fill out the waiver form. IMPORTANT: By submitting the waiver students are NOT guaranteed a waiver of the insurance requirement. Each case will be evaluated individually.

2013-2014 Waiver Form


International Student Dental Coverage

Dental coverage is available to students and Dependents and may be purchased simultaneously. However, students are NOT required to be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan to be eligible to enroll in the dental coverage. If the student chooses
to purchase dental coverage for the Dependent, it must be purchased at the same time as the student coverage. The Dependent must have the same coverage as the student.    

2013-2014 Student Dental Enrollment Form



International Dependent Insurance


International students have the option of enrolling dependents or spouses under the same insurance plan.

2013-2014 International Dependent Insurance Enrollment Form

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of International Programs.


Contact Information
Barbara Eckenfels, Executive Director Barbara Eckenfels
Executive Director of Special Programs
 eckenfels@shsu.edu   936.294.4455  CHSS 190 C
Amber Li, Coordinator Amber Li
Recruiter and Special Programs Coordinator
 amberli@shsu.edu   936.294.2746  F116 D
Pat Herrington, Advisor Pat Herrington
International Undergraduate Advisor
 ugrad.intl@shsu.edu   936.294.3892  F116 F
Justin Ball, Advisor Justin Ball
International Graduate Advisor
 grad.intl@shsu.edu   936.294.4607  F116 E








Office of International Programs
Farrington Building, Suite 116, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: 936-294-4737


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