Health insurance requirement for international students

The United States does not have a national health care system available to nonimmigrant students; therefore, the cost of medical care is the responsibility of the student.

Metropolitan State University (Metropolitan State) requires that all new and transferring international students and visiting scholars engaged in educational activities must purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Student Health Plan unless they can provide written notification that their government or sponsoring agency accepts full responsibility for any medical claims that might occur. This mandatory program exists for the protection of international students and visiting scholars, and provides a health plan against financial hardship resulting from the need for medical attention.

The process to purchase the health insurance The International Students will be required to purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and University Health Insurance policy. The policy information and application are also available in the Gateway Student Services Center, Founders Hall, Saint Paul Campus, or may also be viewed on the United Healthcare Student Resources webpage. You can make a payment for your health insurance at the Gateway Student Services. The cashier's office on the main floor of Founders Hall. Tuition will be due at the time of registration.

After the students purchased the health insurance, you will receive the account information from the United Healthcare. Students can access the United Healthcare webpage to complete the registration.

International students should provide a photocopy of the health insurance card information to the international student service. Students can download the insurance card from the United Healthcare online account.

Contact Information

Emily Pinson

Student Insurance Advocate

Student Health Services

Saint Cloud State University

720 4th Ave South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Phone: 320/308-4855 Fax: 320/308-3192