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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato, requires you to purchase the State University System-sponsored health insurance upon arrival on campus. By entering on the Minnesota State University, Mankato I-20 form, you entered into an agreement to abide by all the statements, terms, conditions, and figures that appear on the I-20 form including the clause on Item #9, which states "Mandatory University Health Insurance, Orientation fee, and ESL Placement Test required upon arrival." In addition, only health insurance purchased at another Minnesota State campus will transfer to Minnesota State University, Mankato. Approximate health insurance cost is stated in Item #7 on your I-20 form (stated under Item #1 on your DS-2019 form). This annual premium is due and payable upon your arrival on campus, each year and there after.

When comparable insurance plans are in place for international students who receive full scholarships from the U.S. Government, International Organizations, or foreign embassies, an exception to purchase the mandatory State University System-sponsored health insurance may be granted. If you believe you fall under any one of these categories of Exceptions, email

Health Insurance for J-1/J-2 Visa Holders

J-1 Exchange Visitors and their dependents are required to have health insurance which meets the minimum provisions of coverage as outlined by the United States State Department. Your J-1 program will be terminated if you fail to maintain your health insurance. The Minnesota State Mankato plan meets J Requirements.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Student health Insurance Provider.

Minnesota State Mankato Policy #2018-1769-4.

Print your Health Insurance Card 

United Health Care Student Resources

P.O. Box 809025
Dallas, Texas 75380-9025

UHC Brochure

UHC Summary

UHC Dental Plan

If you have questions concerning the J-1 insurance regulations, contact International Student Services or use our contact form.

If you have questions about coverage, repayments or anything else regarding Health Insurance, Kathy Grant is your contact in Student Health Services. She is available in 21 Carkoski Commons, 507-389-1432 or email:

Purchasing your health insurance from MSU

All F-1 and J-1 students must purchase the mandatory health insurance from MSU before registration of classes. Once you check in at the Kearney Center, we will have students to guide you to make the health insurance and pre-registration payment. This must be paid before course registration date. If this amount is not paid, a hold will be put on to your account which will not allow you to register for your courses.

Annual Renevals are also handled with the cashiers for students pre-registered for fall classes. Plan on paying the annual fee by mid July.

MSU Cashier's Office: Contact Information

Cashiers Office
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001

Health Insurance Refund

This is only available to current students graduating, transferring to another US institution or for students returning to their home country. If you fall for any of the mentioned criteria please contact the Kearney Center for more information.