International Student Health Insurance

To remove the SI hold for Summer 2024: Complete the Agreement Form by clicking here

To remove the SI hold for Fall 2024: Complete the Preliminary Agreement Form by clicking here and be sure to check back between July 15, 2024 and August 16, 2024

Allow 24 business hours for the SI hold to be removed

Students under an F or J visa are required to carry health insurance that meets the minimum coverage requirements per Florida Board of Governor's Regulation 6.009 and  USF Regulation 6.0162

International students have the option to enroll in the USF sponsored health insurance Plan (SHIP) through Academic HealthPlans (AHP) OR waive out with an adequate alternative policy before the deadline.

Fall 2024: Instructions and policy information will be available on our webpages by July 15th.
Be sure to check back at that time.

To activate your enrollment in the USF SHIP underwritten by Aetna, you will need to pay the premium directly through OASIS no later than May 17th for Summer A/C and June 28th for Summer B. 

USF SHIP features comprehensive coverage exceeding health insurance requirements.

Summer Sponsored Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
Policy Period Premium
Summer A/C (5/01/24 - 8/16/24)  $928
Summer B (6/24/24 – 08/16/24) $464 

To waive/opt out of USF SHIP, you need to wait to receive an email from AHP ( within 3-5 business days of submitting the Insurance Agreement form. This email will have the link to activate your account and upload proof of your alternative policy for review.

AHP will start accepting and reviewing policies:

  • Summer A/C April 8th to midnight on May 17th
  • Summer B May 1st to midnight on June 28th 

If you miss the final deadline, you will be required to purchase the USF SHIP for the Summer semester.

Students under an F or J visa  

Have your health insurance company complete the USF Insurance Compliance (Waiver) form and submit it to AHP, along with the front and back of your insurance card for review no later than May 17th for Summer A/C and June 28th for Summer B.

  • Returning students cannot have a gap in coverage; you are required to have continuous health insurance coverage.
  • Your policy must provide coverage for the entire academic year, even if you are planning to graduate and/or leave the country.

Students under a non-F or J visa  
You must submit a copy of the front and back of your health insurance card to AHP for review:

  • You must have active health insurance for the entire semester.

Please note: the USF premium will not be removed from your OASIS account unless your policy meets the minimum requirements of the mandate and is officially approved by AHP and USF.  In the meantime, when paying tuition and fees, subtract the insurance premium from your total and pay the remaining amount. The insurance premium fee on your account will not generate a late fee, if left unpaid

If you are experiencing issues with uploading proof of your alternative policy, please contact Academic HealthPlans (AHP)
at (888) 896-5797 or click here. 

  • DACA students may attach a copy of their current Notice of Action I-797 to the agreement form
  • Sponsored students may attach a copy of their sponsorship letter and/or health insurance card to the agreement form. 

Click here for some frequently asked questions. 

Click here for commonly used insurance terms. 

Contact Us 
Telephone: 813-974-2331, option 5
Fax: (813) 974-8910