This section is solely for International Students of the University of North Texas. You have a major responsibility in your own health and your health insurance. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance, please contact the UNT Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC) Billing Department at 940-369-8543.
The University's Responsibilities
UNT must enforce the requirement that you have adequate health insurance coverage continuously during UNT residence. UNT residence is defined as that continuous period from initial orientation and enrollment or employment, including holidays, through graduation or final separation from the university.
- You are required by the University to provide proof of adequate health insurance coverage each time you register for classes.
- You may waiver out of the University endorsed student insurance policy in only two instances:
- An international student has employment insurance through a U.S. employer group policy.
- An international student has coverage through the employment of a parent or relative through a U.S. employer group policy.
In addition to the two waiver instances, students must also provide, Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Coverage. This is available as a separate policy through the University endorsed insurance carrier, United Healthcare Student Resources.
Questions About UNT Health Insurance
Why must I have insurance?
As a condition of admission, the University of North Texas requires all non-immigrant international students to maintain medical/hospitalization insurance for the entire period of their UNT residence. The student insurance fee is automatically added to the student's tuition, and fees bill each semester unless the student provides alternate coverage and requests a waiver of the insurance fee.