Health care in the United States can be expensive if you do not have the proper insurance coverage. That is why EMU requires all F and J international students to have proper insurance coverage in case of an accident or illness. Please read the following information:
If you are graduating in a winter term, but you have an I-20/DS-2019 with an end date after the winter term, you will be charged summer health insurance. If you would like to cancel the summer insurance because you are graduating, you need to obtain a new I-20 with a winter end date and give a copy to the Snow Insurance Office; you can obtain a new I-20 with a winter end date by submitting a complete Shorten Program Request found at http://www.emich.edu/ois/forms.html.
We highly recommend you obtain appropriate health insurance coverage after graduation- either by continuing the EMU insurance plan or purchasing another comparable plan outside EMU.
If you would like to continue the EMU plan, you MUST request continuation of your plan BEFORE you graduate and your I-20/DS-2019 ends. The costs and length of coverage depend on whether you have employment in the United States. Please contact the Snow Health Center Insurance office for more information and to sign up for a continuation of your insurance plan. You can contact them at 734-487-3048 or by walk-in (2nd floor of Snow), Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 1 to 4 p.m.