F-1 Student Insurance
Mandatory F-1 Student Health Insurance: F-1 students on a LSC I-20
Lone Star College (LSC) requires that all F-1 visa international students, with a Lone Star College (LSC) issued I-20, maintain health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. To avoid registration delays, F-1 students on a LSC I-20 should see the SHIP webpage and the FAQ below for more information on how to meet the requirement.
Medical Insurance Requirement Exemption
The following groups are exempt from purchasing the insurance but must provide supporting documentation:
F-1 students with a Form I-20 from another college and are taking some of their classes at Lone Star College on a visiting basis (concurrent enrollment/co-enrolled) must submit the following documentation to the International Student Advisor/DSO at the campus where their classes are located. This documentation is required each semester the student wishes to enroll before they will be allowed to register for classes:
1. Copy of Form I-20
2. Letter from their DSO indicating good immigration standing and number of credits they are allowed to take at LSC for the current semester.
Students who are pending a Change of Status to F-1 from another visa type must submit the following documentation to the International Student Advisor/DSO who issued their Form I-20. This documentation is required each semester the student wishes to enroll before they will be allowed to register for classes:
1. Copy of USCIS I-797C Notice of Action
2. Dated case status printout from the USCIS website showing the pending case.
Use the email addresses below to contact the DSO/ISA at the campus you plan to attend.
Hiam El Dahouk
Student Conf. Center 128
Student Services Bldg 108A
Sarah E. James
Building 13, Office 220-G
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- Fall Semester
April 1 - July 1
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September 15 - November 1
- Fall Semester:
April 1 - August 15
- Spring Semester:
September 15 - December 15
No less than 60 days from:
- Current I-94 Admission Card/Record Expiration Date
- 21st birthday for dependents on certain visa types