About the Student Health Insurance Plan
American University requires all full-time students, all students who live in AU housing, and all international students with F-1 and J-1 visas to carry personal health insurance. Students in these required categories are automatically enrolled in the AU student health insurance plan offered by CareFirst. The annual premium of $1,952 is automatically assessed to your student account. If you are covered under another comparable health insurance plan, you can waive the university-sponsored student health insurance plan by submitting a waiver. Student Health Insurance will be provided by CareFirst for the 2020-2021 policy year. The Rates for the 2020-2021 Policy Year AnnualFall*Spring/SummerSummerStudent$1,952$814$1,139$488Spouse/Partner+$1,952$814$1,139$488Each Child+$976$407$570$244All Children+$1,952$814$1,139$488All Dependents+$3,912$1,630$2,282$978*Fall Only coverage is only available to students in one-semester programs at the university. Students who graduate in December may contact the SHC in December and once we verify your graduation, we will provide a refund. You must contact the university before December 31st to receive a refund. + Spouse/Partner and dependent coverage must be paid directly to CareFirst once the student's enrollment is complete and cannot be broken into installment payments.