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Youngstown State University

International Student Medical Insurance

Youngstown State University International Student Insurance

General Information

Youngstown State University (YSU), located in Youngstown, Ohio, was established in 1908. It began as a single commercial law night course offered by the Youngstown YMCA. In 1916, the YMCA courses were incorporated into the Youngstown Association School, and in 1921, the Association School was renamed the Youngstown Institute of Technology. In 1931, it was renamed Youngstown College. It became Youngstown University in 1955 and, upon joining the University System of Ohio in 1967, adopted its current name. Today, YSU enrolls almost 13,000 students and counting each year. The school colors are cardinal and white, and its athletic nickname is the penguins.

Academic and Research Opportunities

YSU offers more than 115 undergraduate programs and more than 40 graduate programs across its seven academic colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; the Williamson College of Business Administration; the Beeghly College of Education; the Bitonte College of Health & Human Services; the College of Creative Arts & Communication; and the School of Graduate Studies. It also offers doctorate degrees in educational leadership, physical therapy, and materials science and engineering.

Research institutes on campus include the Center of Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering, the Center for Sports Medicine and Applied Biomechanics, and the Centofanti Center for Health and Welfare for Vulnerable Populations.

On Campus

There are several noteworthy attractions on campus. The Veterans Resource Center is the first of its kind at any Ohio university. The Maag Library houses more than 500,000 volumes and access to the collections of 84 other Ohio libraries and institutions. The Ward Beecher Planetarium is home to university astronomy classes as well as public events and stargazing opportunities. The Butler Institute of American Art houses celebrated paintings by Winslow Homer and Norman Rockwell. And the McDonough Museum of Art, though not technically on campus, is affiliated with the university and displays the work of art students and faculty both.

Notable Alumni

Notable Youngstown State University alumni include actor Ed O’Neill; jazz pianist Harold Danko; autism rights movement leader and author Sean Barron; Simeon Booker, the first black reporter for the Washington Post; author Noah Cicero; and astronomer Thomas Bopp, co-discoverer of Comet Hale-Bopp.

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Youngstown State University International Student Insurance Requirements

F-1 students, J-1 students, and J-1 visiting scholars are required to enroll in the YSU international student health insurance plan for the duration of their time at the university. For all F-1 and J-1 students, the student health insurance will automatically be charged to the student’s account upon registration. Highlights of the plan include 100% coverage of usual and customary charges from in-network providers, access to providers in the Youngstown area, $20 copay for office visits and $100 for hospitalization, and coverage when traveling outside the U.S. except in the student’s home country.

Waivers will be granted for students who can document that they are sponsored by a third party (i.e., home government, the Fulbright Bi-National Commission, etc.) and have comprehensive health insurance through their sponsor that covers: a substantial number of Youngstown-area health care providers, 100% of reasonable and customary charges, at least a $150,000 per year maximum, a $1,000 pre-existing condition coverage, $1,000,000 lifetime benefits, $50,000 medical evacuation coverage, and $10,000 repatriation coverage. Co-payments must be no higher than $20 per office visit or $100 hospitalization, with an annual out-of-pocket limit no higher than $2,500.

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

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

F Visa Insurance Plans

This school does not allow to purchase outside insurance or no insurance plans available that meet the school requirements.

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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