Health Insurance

Utah State University (USU) requires all international students to have health insurance for themselves and their dependents (wife, husband, and/or children). USU has specific requirements for the insurance coverage of international students.

You will automatically be enrolled in USU's student health insurance when you register for classes. To waive this student health insurance charge, follow these instructions.

This must be done immediately every semester.

If you wish to review or purchase the student health insurance offered by USU, please begin by visiting First Student, select Utah State University as the school, and follow the instructions.

Beginning May 15, 2015, according to regulation 22 CFR 62.14, all J-1 visa holders will be required to have the health insurance coverage listed below:

Item Previous 22 CFR 62.14 22 CFR 62.14 effective 05/15/2015
Medical benefits $50,000 $100,000
Repatriation of remains $7,500 $25,000
Medical evacuation $10,000 $50,000
Deductible per accident or illness $500 $500

Exchange visitors may be subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Find out more information on the government website or Wikipedia for commonly asked questions.


USU recommends the following immunization. You may wish to bring a record of your immunization records with you when you travel to the U.S. and to USU.

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDaP) – series and current booster
  • Measles (MMR) – 2 doses
  • Polio – 3 doses
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) – immunity or record of illness
  • Tuberculosis (TB) skin test – Test after foreign travel or residence outside the U.S. for more than 8 weeks
  • Hepatitis B – 3 dose series
  • Hepatitis A – 2 dose series
  • Meningitis – 1 dose every 10 years
  • Influenza – annual vaccination
  • HPV – 3 dose series
  • COVID-19

Find out more information about COVID-19 testing and the vaccination.