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Domestic and International Insurance


All students enrolled in at least 6 credits need to have health insurance coverage. Purchase College’s eBills will show your Health Insurance. If you have coverage of your own, you can waive the school’s insurance off of your eBill. To do so, you would need to log into your myHeliotrope account from Once logged in, click “Student Accounts” and then “Health Insurance Waiver.” Answer all of the questions that follow.

The cost for Domestic Health Insurance for 2020-21 is $1,247 per semester:

    1. Fall 2020: $1,247
      • Coverage dates: August 14th, 2020 - January 23rd, 2021

      • Deadline to waive: September 15th 2020

    2. Spring 2021: $1,247
      • Coverage dates: January 24th, 2021- August 13th, 2021

      • Deadline to waive: February 15th 2021



SUNY requires all students enrolled on an F-1 or a J-1 visa to participate in the college-provided medical insurance plan. Foreign students who are able to prove that they have comparable coverage for health care in the United States may apply for a waiver through Health Services. Until the waiver is approved your account will be billed including the international health insurance charge. The international health insurance waiver must be completed each semester.

The cost of health insurance per semester for an international student studying at Purchase is:

  1. Fall 2020: $750.45 (August 15th, 2020 - January 14th, 2021)
  2. Spring 2021:$740.45 (January 15th, 2021- June 14th, 2021)

The cost of health insurance per semester for a Purchase College student studying abroad is:

  1. Fall 2019: $276.60 (August 15th, 2020- January 14th, 2021)
  2. Spring 2020: $273.60 (January 15th, 2021- June 14th, 2021)