International Student Medical Insurance

Shoreline Community College requires that all international (F-1) students carry insurance through the college.

Federal and state laws require that international students maintain adequate health insurance while attending Shoreline Community College. In the United States individuals are responsible for health care expenses themselves. One day of hospitalization can cost thousands of dollars. We offer students a very comprehensive insurance policy giving students access to outstanding medical facilities and provides protection against the substantial costs of health care in the U.S.

We have found that students with their own private insurance often do not have adequate medical coverage benefits to provide them with the best care needed when they are sick or experiencing an emergency. Some private insurance plans also have short lapses in coverage leaving the students without insurance for a period of time. We want to make sure that all our students have adequate coverage and that they are able to get the services they need in the event of an illness, accident or emergency.

The college contracts with LewerMark Student Insurance. The cost of the LewerMark International Student Insurance plan for the 2022-2023 academic year is US $364.41 per quarter. The cost of medical insurance will automatically be included in your tuition and fees. For further information on LewerMark Student Insurance, including the insurance ID card, please visit their website (

For more information about medical insurance for international students, please contact Yushin Wung, Student Engagement Manager, at