Health Insurance

All international students at Cleveland State will be automatically enrolled and billed for the University-sponsored student and scholar accident and sickness health insurance at the time of class registration. To view the exact policy validity dates, coverage,  and prices please click here. Students may NOT purchase individual health insurance from an outside carrier.

If you wish to seek a waiver from the mandatory CSU health insurance, you must call the CSU Health and Wellness Services who manages the student health insurance policy and the waiver process. Please call them at 216.687.3649.  For additional waiver information please click here.

Waivers from the CSU health insurance may be granted by Health and Wellness Services to:

  • Students sponsored by the U.S government, their government, or an NGO in which health care coverage is included in the scholarship.
  • Students who have coverage through a parent’s or spouse’s work.
  • Students presently insured with a U.S health insurance company receiving benefits due to an ongoing illness or accident.
  • Students who are a part of CSU Global and therefore are provided insurance via CSU Global.