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Health Insurance for International Students

International students attending Shippensburg University must be able to document that they have health care coverage from a student health care insurance company. Although we do not require a specific company, we do believe it is necessary for your policy to provide a minimum coverage that is comparable to an insurance plan available to all of our students. For more information, please contact our Global Education Center at 1-717-477-1279 or email

Should you decide to obtain health insurance from a different company, it is mandatory that your insurance provider forwards a letter of eligibility to the university prior to your enrollment in the next semester. We require that this letter be written in English and that it provides coverage amounts in U.S. dollars. In all subsequent semesters, it is mandatory that your insurance company document your continued eligibility and coverage. Failure to meet this responsibility will prevent you from scheduling for future semesters.