Health care in the United States is very expensive. A simple visit to a doctor can cost hundreds of dollars and staying in the hospital for a couple of days may cost a fortune. Therefore, health insurance is required at IPFW for ALL international students. A health insurance plan offered by IPFW is available to ALL international students, therefore, a foreign health fee will be added to your bill each semester. Your insurance card will be available for you to pick up from the International Student Services Department two weeks after it has been ordered.
IPFW offers Rust & Associates health insurance to ALL international students. The 2016-2076 insurance rate is $129 per month. You will be billed for the health insurance per semester at the following rates:
Fall semester (coverage from August 1 to December 31): $645
Spring semester (coverage from January 1 to July 31): $903
If your spouse and/or children are accompanying you on F-2 visas, you can cover them under a separate policy international insurance policy. The extra cost for spouse coverage is $330 per month. The extra cost for each child is $166 per month. The extra cost for 3 or more children will be $498.
Please visit this site for detailed coverage information.
Visits Outside the U.S.:
If you plan a trip to any point outside the U.S. and plan to return, you must make sure that all of the necessary documents are in order. You will need:
F-1/J-1 STUDENT VISA PROCEDURES FOR DEPARTING AND RE-ENTERING THE U.S.