Students on a U.S. visa are required by the University to purchase health insurance.

Medical coverage is extremely expensive and carrying medical insurance is very important, especially in the case of a serious illness and/or accident. For this reason Bucknell has carefully chosen a plan that meets the needs of international students while they are studying at Bucknell.

You can expect to receive a bill for this plan along with your tuition statement. While domestic students have the option of waiving the Bucknell insurance for one their family already carries, international students do not have permission to use any other plan other than the Bucknell plan. U.S. students living abroad are strongly encouraged to consider buying the Bucknell Insurance. Lewisburg is serviced by a local hospital, Evangelical Community Hospital, and may not be familiar with insurance policies that are not local.

For the 2016-2017 academic year the estimated cost is $2,011.00 (subject to change). During International Student Orientation you will learn more about health insurance and how important it is in the U.S.

For directions on how to enroll in the Bucknell-sponsored Student Health Insurance

  1. Go to
  2. Under Coverage for Colleges, click on Student Health Insurance
  3. In the middle right hand portion of the page, you will see “Is your school already participating with CHP? – hit the “click here” icon
  4. Use the “please start by selecting your school drop-down box to select Bucknell University

Learn more about Bucknell Student Health.