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The University of Alaska Fairbanks requires students in F-1 status and their dependents (individuals with I-20s issued by UAF) to maintain medical insurance that will protect them in the United States, during their time at UAF, including time spent on Optional Practical Training (OPT). Insurance may be purchased through UAF or independently, as long as the requirements outlined here are met by the final day of fee-payment for each semester. Students wishing to purchase UAF health insurance for the OPT period must have been covered under a UAF student insurance plan during the semester immediately preceding OPT.
NOTE: Exchange/study abroad students in J-1 status must meet U.S. Department of State health insurance requirements. Department of State insurance requirements and information are available here.