Health care in the United States is expensive, and health insurance is necessary to protect international students in case of serious problems. All Marquette students with F-1 and J-1 visa status are required to have acceptable year-round health insurance coverage for their entire period of studies.

Marquette has established a student insurance program for its F-1 and J-1 visa students, and you will be covered under this plan beginning with your entry to the United States with a Marquette Form I-20 or DS-2019.

Only students who have alternate insurance coverage through a government sponsor or are covered under an appropriate insurance plan of a parent or spouse in the United States can be exempt from the Marquette plan. This exemption must be approved by OIE before enrollment.

Insurance Calendar and Enrollment
Each insurance year begins on August 1 and ends on the following July 31. Enrollment periods for students are:

  • Fall: August-December (5 months)
  • Spring/summer: January-July (7 months)


Student charges are added to your Bursar account for payment and can be viewed in CheckMarq.

Learn more about Marquette's health insurance plan.