J-1 Student Visa Status Holders

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LSU-sponsored J-1 students and their J-2 dependents are required to have medical health insurance which meets all mandatory requirements set forth by the U.S. Department of State and the University.

  • LSU-sponsored J student visa holders and their J-2 dependent(s), if applicable, are required to have adequate medical health insurance for the entire duration of their program, including all dates between semesters.
  • Proof of other approved medical health insurance is required and must be submitted to International Services by the insurance provider. International Services will contact those LSU-sponsored J students who have submitted an online waiver when it is time for the insurance providers to submit proof of insurance. After receiving proof of insurance, International Services will verify whether or not the medical health insurance plans meet U.S. Department of State and University requirements and have the appropriate coverage dates. This review is in addition to the online insurance waiver portal submission; therefore, this process could take time. Fee bill credits to student accounts will not appear until verification is complete.
  • Reminder: If you extend Academic Training (J-1 off-campus work authorization), you must extend your medical health insurance policy and repatriation/medical evacuation benefits in order to remain in lawful J status.