The following health insurance information is part of the International Student Application Admissions Requirements.
Medical care in the United States is very expensive. Individuals are required to pay for their own medical care; it is not sponsored nor paid for by the government. Merced College requires all international students to have adequate health insurance during their enrollment at Merced College and during any periods of optional practical training (OPT). All students have the option of purchasing medical insurance from an agent of their choice or through our carrier "Student Insurance". You will be required to show proof of health insurance prior to enrolling in classes and throughout your enrollment.
The cost of coverage through student insurance as follow (2012-2013):
Annual Premium (8/1/12 - 7/31/13) $1,360
Spring (1/1/13 - 5/31/13) $564
Summer (6/1/13 - 7/31/13) $234
Fall (8/1/112- 12/31/12) $572