All J-1 visa students are required under Federal mandate to have health insurance in order to attend classes. George Mason University requires J-1 and F-1 visa status students to have health insurance coverage under University Policy #6002. The Insurance Office will automatically enroll F-1 and J-1 visa students into the school selected health plan.
Students on any other visa type other than an F-1/J-1, please refer to the insurance information for Domestic Students. Visiting faculty and scholars with a J-1 visa are eligible to enroll. Please contact the Insurance Office for enrollment.
Visit the Insurance page for more information for J-1 and F-1 visa status students on enrolling eligible dependents.
International students pay their health insurance premium through George Mason University via Patriot Web. The premium is charged to your tuition account.
In the fall, a student is charged the “Fall Only” premium. In the spring, a student is charged with the “Spring/Summer” premium. Any student new to the University in the summer, please contact the Insurance Office for a fee assessment and enrollment.
Payment Due Date
The payment due date for the health insurance premium is the same date as your Tuition Due Date. For payment due dates, contact the Student Accounts Office.
The insurance premium is deducted from all payments received by the University before funds are applied to tuition or other charges.