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Insurance Requirements, Enforcement Policies

Are all University of Virginia students required to have health insurance coverage?
Yes, all University of Virginia students are required to have health insurance pursuant to a resolution adopted by the University Board of Visitors in 1967 and reaffirmed in 1989.

How is insurance coverage checked?
Incoming students are required to provide information regarding their health insurance coverage as part of their Pre-Entrance Health Form. Returning students are on their Honor to continue to comply with the University's requirement that all students carry health insurance.  All incoming and returning international students are subject to a hard waiver program in an effort to ensure they have adequate coverage.
Find out more about the international student hard waiver program.

What is the penalty for not having health insurance?
Registration will be blocked for subsequent semesters. In accordance with federal regulations, international students without adequate insurance coverage cannot enroll at all.