Center for International Education
  • California State University, Long Beach requires all F-1 international students and J-1 exchange students to purchase and maintain adequate health insurance coverage prior to registering for classes. International students will not be able to register for classes until the Center for International Education (CIE) has received verification that you have purchased the mandatory California State University (CSU) International Student Health Insurance group policy offered through Wells Fargo Student Insurance.  ONLY students with U.S. employer based policy of a parent or spouse that covers the student may meet certain criteria to be exempted from this requirement. For more information and to apply for the Health Insurance Waiver, please click here.

    Purchasing Insurance

    There are two ways to purchase the required CSU International Student Health Insurance:

    1. The CSU required health insurance plan may be purchased online using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) at: This is the quickest and easiest way to purchase your health insurance with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard). You can print out a confirmation of your purchase and the CIE office automatically receives an email notification from the insurance company confirming your enrollment in the plan. If you purchase insurance via the web, there is no need for you to bring proof of purchase to CIE – CIE will remove your registration hold within 3 business days.
    2. You could also go to the CSULB Wells Fargo Bank Branch, located on the main floor of  the University Student Union (USU) and purchase insurance using a money order only (you may purchase a money order at the bank using cash or check).   After you purchase your insurance there, bring a copy of your receipt to the CIE – CIE will remove your registration hold within 3 business days.


    If you want to waive participation in the Student Health Insurance Plan you must complete and submit the Health Insurance Waiver Application no later than the Drop Deadline for the semester. The insurance policy covering the student must provide benefits comparable to the university’s guidelines. An “approved” confirmation notice or a 'denied' statement is emailed after you submit the Health Insurance Waiver Application. You should print this email for your records.