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Waivers for International Students - How to Qualify

Only international students who fall into one of the following categories and carry insurance that meets the insurance plan coverage requirements listed below will be granted a student insurance waiver.

Types of International Students Who May Qualify to Waive the Student Insurance Plan:

 

1. 100% of the student's tuition, housing, books and fees are funded by their home government, AND the government provides a health insurance plan that meets Purdue’s guidelines.

OR

2. The student is 100% financially sponsored by a U.S. or International organization: e.g. Fulbright, LASPAU, USAID.

  • Student must submit a DS2019 documenting U.S. Department of State (Fulbright), etc. in box 2 (Program Sponsor)

OR

3. The student has a J1 visa in an approved exchange program

  • Student must submit a DS2019 clearly marked as exchange. Their insurance may be from any carrier and must meet Insurance Plan Coverage Requirements.

OR

4. The student has insurance from a U.S. based employer or is a dependent covered by a U.S. based employee who has U.S. based insurance.

 

Only students who fall into one of the above categories, may submit a waiver request at Https://purdueship.myahpcare.com/.

In order to be approved for a student insurance waiver, qualifying students must also present proof of coverage that meets specific requirements.

  1. $100,000.00 per accident/injury
  2. $100,00.00 per illness
  3. Less than $500.00 deductible
  4. If the coverage is a high deductible plan, the maximum deductible may not exceed $3,400.00.
  5. Repatriation coverage ($25,000.00)
  6. Medical Evacuation coverage ($50,000.00)
    • If the requesting student's plan does not include repatriation/evacuation coverage, a separate policy providing such coverage must be purchased before a waiver will be granted.

More information on the waiver submission process including a brief tutorial and access to the waiver submission form can be found at https://purdueship.myahpcare.com/.

We recommend watching the AHP Waiver System Student Training video prior to submitting your request. 

International staff members of Purdue University must purchase additional repatriation/evacuation coverage for their dependent students. This coverage is only included in the Purdue University employee coverage for primary insured's and not for dependents.