In order to make certain that non-immigrant international students attending Wichita State University have access to adequate medical care and to provide sufficient financial resources for such students to be able to afford such medical care and to address a possible need to return to their home country, it is deemed appropriate that non-immigrant international students be required to maintain minimum levels of insurance protection.
1. Wichita State University requires that all non-immigrant international students have a specified minimum amount of medical insurance protection for every semester they are enrolled as a student at Wichita State University.
2. Each non-immigrant international student must obtain and maintain medical insurance, from a company authorized to do business in the United States, with the following minimum coverages:
3. Failure to obtain and maintain such coverages during the student's time of enrollment will be grounds for discipline up to and including expulsion.
4. Student Health Services may, at its discretion, waive one or more of the above requirements based on overall medical coverage and/or Visa status. Each semester the Office of International Education will notify students via email regarding dates waiver and insurance information will be accepted. No waivers will be issued after the end date. To request a waiver, students should follow the process found at http://wichita.edu/medicalinsurance.
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.
October 20, 2000
January 7, 2013
March 25, 2016