students on F-1 Visa at Avila University are required to have
health insurance. A fee for this mandatory health
insurance is applied to each international
student's University bill. If you currently have your own
medical/health insurance policy and wish to have the mandatory
coverage waived, you must submit a detailed copy of your current
insurance plan to the campus health nurse in Hodes Center
within the first two weeks of the Fall or Spring semester.
Your insurance coverage will be sent to the insurance company to verify
that it is comparable to the mandated policy provided by Avila.
If it is found to be equal to or better than the insurance
required by the University, you will receive a credit on your
University bill and will not be required to enroll in the
University's medical/health insurance policy.
Health costs in the
United States are very expensive. Health insurance can help
you pay for many of these expenses. Your insurance must be
effective in the United States. Avila mandates insurance coverage
for your protection.
For the plan details available for Avila's international students, please see:
International Student Health Insurance