International Student Health Insurance Policy


The purpose of this policy is to establish health insurance requirements for international students at Columbia College.


This policy applies to all international students at Columbia College.


To ensure that non-immigrant students are able to cover any medical expenses in the U.S., it is required that all international students purchase the insurance plan provided through the College. Students in F-1 status will be charged for this insurance on their Columbia College student account upon enrollment for any number of credit hours. Students pursuing Optional Practical Training will be given the opportunity to continue insurance coverage. Payments will be divided in two installments and are due at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. For questions and details about the mandatory insurance program, please contact the International Center staff.