International Programs

Health Insurance for international students

All LCSC college and IIE students are required to have LCSC-approved health insurance.

The information below is changing as of Fall 2015. Check back for updates.

Official LCSC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

The official LCSC health insurance policy and terms, inlcuding the prices per semester, academic year and IIE term are updated every year. The plan covers you in case of a serious medical emergency. It also provides coverage for everyday health problems and medications. It does not include dental or vision. International students can use this coverage on campus at LCSC Student Health Services. Most expenses incurred at the LCSC Student Health Services are paid by this insurance at 100%. You have access to a representative on campus to help you with insurance questions.You can also use this insurance off-campus, according to the plan terms.

This Plan in Simple Terms: You pay more up front on premiums and less costs when you use the plan. 

Alternate health insurance for international students

LCSC has arranged an alternate option for international students, through the ISO International Student Health Insurance, but restrictions apply. Customer service representatives can often communicate with students in their native language. Restrictions include:

  • The policy does not cover international athletes.
  • A minimum coverage period of 3 months applies.
  • Students must pay for the alternate insurance before the first day of class.

Learn if this alternate plan will work for you.

This Plan in Simple Terms: You pay less up front on premiums and more when you use the plan.. 

SACM Students

SACM students are covered by approved insurance, and must file an insurance waiver every term, or they may be billed for the LCSC health insurance policy.