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International Student Medical Insurance

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs International Student Insurance

General Information

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was established in 1965. It was built on the grounds of the Cragmor Sanitarium, which its executive director sold to the University of Colorado for $1 in 1964. Between 1965 and 1972, it operated as a branch campus of CU Boulder; it was recognized as an independent district campus in 1974. It was largely known as a commuter school until the first on-campus student housing opened in 1996. It merged with the Beth-El College of Nursing in 1997. Today, UCCS offers about 45 undergraduate degrees, 23 graduate degrees, and 5 doctoral degrees and counting in its six colleges and schools: the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences; the College of Business; the College of Education; the College of Engineering and Applied Science; the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; and the School of Public Affairs.

UCCS enrolls more than 12,500 students and counting each year. The school colors are black and gold, and its athletic nickname is the mountain lions.

Academic Opportunities

The university is home to the El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC); the National Institute for Science, Space and Security Centers; and the Center for Space Studies, whose projects include satellite thermal modeling, tethered satellite orbit determination, and emergency response operations system integration.

The university’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences has partnerships with national institutions like Intel, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, and the U.S. military. UCCS is also home to Writers’ Forum, a national literary journal founded in 1974. 

Notable Alumni

Notable University of Colorado Colorado Springs alumni include Winter Olympics athlete Apolo Ohno; Yusef Komunyakaa, the first African-American Pulitzer Prize-winner for poetry; John Herrington, the first Native American in space; and professional MMA fighter Raquel Pennington.

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University of Colorado, Colorado Springs International Student Insurance Requirements

UCCS states that students on a J-1 visa must meet standard requirements. Scholars may be on a program such as the Fulbright Program and come to the school on funding from other sources. They are still required to meet the minimum requirements set in place by the U.S. Department of State. These requirements include coverage of $100,000 per incident; a maximum deductible not to exceed $500; medical evacuation coverage of $50,000; and repatriation coverage of $25,000. 

J-1 students are required to have insurance that meets the U.S. Department of State Requirements.

F-1 students are highly encouraged to have health insurance that provides coverage for their study in the U.S.

Please contact our office if you would like more information. This information may be subject to change based on a health insurance waiver or compliance form.

J Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

Patriot America Platinum

F Visa Insurance Plans

Patriot Exchange Program

Student Health Advantage Standard

Student Health Advantage Platinum

Study USA - Healthcare Standard

Study USA - Healthcare Preferred

Study USA - Healthcare Platinum

Patriot America® Plus

Patriot America® Lite

DISCLAIMER: The school requirements are accurate as of the time of analysis. It is possible that the school requirements have changed since they were reviewed and matched with insurance plans meeting the requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that the latest requirements are still met by the insurance product you purchase. We are not affiliated with the schools listed here and these insurance plans are not endorsed by your school.

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