Information for International Students

All international undergraduate students at the University of Northern Colorado who are enrolled for 9 or more credits, and all graduate students who are enrolled in 6 or more credits, are required to have an adequate health insurance policy that meets the university standards.The semester premium is automatically added to the student's bill.

While we highly recommend international students remain on the UNC-sponsored health insurance, if the student can show proof of comparable insurance (written in the English language), they are allowed to waive out of the UNC Student Health Insurance if the student completes the online waiver process no later than the 10th day of class each fall.

NOTE: The online waiver for Spring 2016 is available through URSA.

The Deadline to waive the UNC Student Health Insurance for Spring is January 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm.

Waiver Instructions:

Login to URSA
Choose the Financial Tab
On the Financial page, bottom left, you will find a link to the Online Insurance Waiver for Spring 2016. If you do not complete the waiver by January 25 at 8:00 pm, you will have to pay for the UNC insurance.
If you need assistance or would like to check if your waiver was processed correctly, call Cece Clark at 970-351-1915 or email

Information for Students and Visiting Scholars with J Visas

In addition to the insurance requirements UNC has, the United States government requires that students and visiting scholars with J visas and their dependents must have health insurance plans that contain the following provisions:

  • Medical benefits of $50,000 for each accident or illness;
  • Repatriation benefits of $7,500 to return a student or scholar's body to their home country if they die while in the United States;
  • Evacuation coverage of $10,000 to return a student or scholar to their home country for medical treatment;
  • Maximum deductibles of $500.

We are pleased to tell you that the UNC Student Health Insurance plan meets all of the requirements of this regulation. We understand, however, that you may want to purchase an insurance plan other than ours.

Please contact the Center for International Education, located at the University Center, for further information regarding the health insurance requirements.

Failure to comply with the regulation may result in termination of your study or research program.