Health Insurance

As a condition of enrollment, the University of San Francisco requires students to have a health insurance plan, both to protect against unexpected high medical costs and to provide access to quality care.

Undergraduate and graduate students are required to have health insurance and will be automatically enrolled and billed for the USF-sponsored student health insurance plan.

PopulationRegistered UnitsRequirement
All undergraduate domestic studentsNine (9) units or moreAutomatically enrolled and charged for health insurance
All graduate domestic studentsSix (6) units or moreAutomatically enrolled and charged for health insurance
All international studentsOne (1) unit or moreAutomatically enrolled and charged for health insurance

* Excluding students in Certificate programs, or online programs

Students who already have health insurance coverage comparable (equal or better) to the USF-sponsored plan under a United States-domiciled health insurance company may waive this requirement during waiver/enrollment period each academic year.

Open Enrollment/Waiver Periods

  • Fall semester: June 6 through September 1
  • Spring semester: December 1 through February 1

Waiving Health Insurance

Domestic students may waive this requirement online at Health Insurance Domestic Student Waiver.

International students must waive the University sponsored student health insurance plan with Health Promotion Staff at Health Insurance International Student Waiver.

Important Waiver Rules

  • Students must waive the health insurance requirement every academic year.
  • Students who waive USF health coverage in the fall will waive coverage for the entire academic year.
  • Students who waive the USF health coverage in the spring/summer must waive again the following fall semester.

Not Waiving/Opting out of the health insurance

Register and download your ID card prior to the beginning of the semester.

Enroll now

The Plan is effective August 1, 2016, so register to get the most out of the Health Plan.

Voluntarily Enrolling in Health Insurance

All students registered for the appropriate units listed below are eligible to voluntarily purchase the USF- sponsored insurance plan online by completing this form: Health Insurance Request Form.

PopulationRegistered Units
All Undergraduate and Graduate StudentsEnrolled in three (3) units or more

**Students with an official Leave of Absence (LOA) or are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program can request health insurance for up to one (1) year.

Students can waive or enroll in the USF-sponsored health insurance plan starting June 6

Health Promotion Services

2130 Fulton Street
University Center, Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117

Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm

Tel: (415) 422-5797
Fax: (888) 471-2290

Schedule Appointment

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