Medical Care/Health Insurance
Medical Care & Health Insurance
The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents requires all students to have health insurance, and are required to provide proof of health insurance each year. Students who have failed to carry insurance and have suffered illness or injury resulting in high medical bills have often been financially unable to continue their education. Unlike free medical care in some countries, medical care in the U.S. is very expensive.
A student health insurance plan is available through Academic Health Plans/Unicare. Information regarding cost and coverage is available Student Services Insurance..
A mandatory medical services fee is required of all master's and certificate students. This fee is available as an opt-in for those with a research assistantship. While this fee does not meet the health insurance requirement, physician visits are available at a low cost co-pay. For more information regarding services provided by this fee, please view this Student Services Health Brochure
Research Assistants are eligible for group insurance plans offered by the State of Texas for employees. See the Summary of Benefits