Health Insurance

Mandatory Health Insurance for International Students

The Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) requires all international students to have health insurance as a condition of registration and continued enrollment in the California State University system.

You are required to purchase the health insurance plan (offered at International Gateways) online before you arrive in the United States. Dependents of F-1 students are also recommended to have health insurance while they are in the United States.

The health insurance plan, administered by USI, is a comprehensive low-cost insurance plan that includes coverage for illness and injury, medical evacuation, and repatriation. Please see link below to purchase the required insurance plan.

If you would like coverage during flight and travel time to the United States, we suggest purchasing a travel insurance for the period of time before your USI insurance coverage comes into effect.

Insurance Coverage Dates and Costs:


Fall ATP Session 1 (9 Weeks)

Fall 1 08/07/2018 - 10/15/2018 $344.43

Fall ATP, Session 2 (17 Weeks)

Fall 1
Fall 2

08/07/2018 - 10/15/2018
10/16/2018 - 12/31/2018


*Disclaimer: Students enrolled in 17 weeks must enroll in both Fall 1 and Fall 2.

Purchase Insurance:

Click on the above plans to purchase health insurance. You will be taken to the USI website and can purchase the plan via credit or debit card.

Health insurance plans are for F-1 students who are currently enrolled at International Gateways.

Student Health Center:

Whenever possible, you are strongly encouraged to use the resources of the Student Health Center located on the SJSU campus, but it is not required. For more information about the Student Health Center, visit

Filing a Claim:

Students must mail the claim bills directly to USI, not through the Gateways office. Remember to photocopy your receipts and bills for your own records before mailing them out. If you have copies of your receipts and need assistance filing a claim, you can come to the International Gateways office and a staff member can assist you.

*International Gateways and SJSU are not responsible for lost bills or any claims not rendered by Aetna or any other health insurance companies.

General Information:

You will receive more information about the health insurance plan upon arrival during orientation week.

If you have any questions about health insurance or not sure which health insurance plan to purchase, please email us at with your FULL NAME, student ID number, and your question. Please allow one to two business days for our office to reply to your email.