International Student Health Insurance

All full-time international students holding an immigration document from Azusa Pacific University (I-20 or DS 2019) are required to purchase APU health insurance during their time of study.1 The APU health insurance meets the state department’s requirement for health insurance for international students. The insurance must be purchased at the time of registration twice a year with a total of 12 months of coverage. Students are required to pay the Health Fee each term if they wish to access care at the Student Health Center. For health center information and a list of services offered, visit Insurance coverage terminates when a student completes or terminates his/her study.

Upon graduation, if an F-1/J-1 student chooses to apply for and then obtains OPT/Academic Training, the option to buy health insurance through APU is available. It is strongly recommended that students continue to purchase APU health insurance.

International students not carrying an Azusa Pacific University immigration document (i.e., R-1 or H-1 status) are not required to purchase the APU health insurance but may do so if they meet the credit unit requirement.

Students in the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI) purchase health insurance when they register each semester.


This rule does not apply for those studying in a nonstandard-term graduate program (e.g., intensive graduate programs such as D.Min. or Ed.D.). These students are required to purchase appropriate coverage prior to arrival in the U.S. If the individual wishes to purchase the APU international health insurance, it is available only in six-month-minimum increments.