International Student Scholar Services

Columbia College Chicago’s international student insurance plan is a no-waiver policy for insurance.  All international students attending Columbia College Chicago on an F-1 or J-1 visa are required to maintain insurance year-round until you graduate. DACA, undocumented students, dual citizens and some other visa categories may qualify for the plan and should contact to determine their eligibility.  Permanent residents are not eligible for this plan. Throughout your time as a student, you'll be fully insured on our plan, even during the summer months.  Your student account will be billed twice a year during the fall and spring semesters. Confirmation of your enrollment will be sent to your student e-mail account each semester.  Students who have graduated and apply for post-completion OPT may ask to be enrolled in the plan while on OPT.

Insurance in the United States is quite complicated, and internationally-based insurance policies do not often cover the necessary medical expenses needed while in the United States.  Columbia has collaborated with Lewermark to provide a robust insurance policy to cover any medical needs or charges that may accrue during your time at Columbia. Please see below for more details:

Download Plan Summary (PDF)

If you need to download your insurance card, go to the Lewermark website and follow the instuctions.

For questions, contact