Health Insurance

Required Student Health Insurance

Wake Forest University requires health insurance as a condition of enrollment for full-time, degree-seeking domestic graduate students, and all international students with F or J visas. Students who demonstrate comparable coverage may waive the insurance provided by WFU (see below).

All students are REQUIRED to TAKE ACTION by Aug. 28 – either (1) Enroll in the WFU health insurance plan or (2) Provide proof of coverage and request a waiver during the Open Enrollment period from July 1 to September 15. Visit for information on completing the enrollment or waiver process. You will need your student I.D. number. You only need to take action once per academic year. Your election for Fall automatically rolls to Spring. The annual cost of coverage is $2,758.00 and is billed proportionately each semester.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: International students with F or J visas will not have the option to waive from the Student Blue plan unless they are covered by a plan that is reviewed and approved. The plan must be provided by a company licensed to do business in the U.S. with (a) a U.S. claim payment office, (b) a U.S. telephone number, and (c) plan literature available in English. Visit for the criteria to waive coverage.

QUESTIONS: Contact our Student Insurance Program staff at or (336) 758-4247.