HEALTH INSURANCE CERTIFICATION
Please review these instructions when confirming your health insurance certification.
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN (international students only)
As part of a mandate by UT System Board of Regents, F-1, F-2, J-1 and J-2 international students are required to (a) purchase/enroll in the UT “Student” Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP), or (b) complete an electronic waiver if you have “employee” health insurance (BCBS/UT Select) or other/private health insurance. If you are a paid Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) and have “employee” health insurance (BCSB/UT Select) or other/private health insurance, you should submit an electronic waiver.
UT Auxiliary Enterprises sends an email each semester that has more information, including deadline dates. If you would like to submit an electronic waiver, be sure to begin the on-line waiver process as soon as possible after receiving the email. The hold is removed after approval of your waiver request is received by UT Auxiliary Enterprises. Questions regarding this process? Please contact UT Auxiliary Enterprises (713/500-8400)
PAYMENT OF TUITION AND REQUIRED FEES (T&F)
Payment Deadline (Spring 2021): 01/08/2021
Check your account balance in MyUTH (“Financial Account” section), and take appropriate actions before the payment deadline date if you do not yet have a $0 balance. Any balance after this date is subject to a $50 late payment fee. ** please note the increase in the late payment fee starting from this Fall 2020 semester **
Self-Funded Students - To pay your T&F, click here for information on acceptable forms of payment.
Sponsored Students - If your faculty, program or department (sponsor) is covering your T&F for the Spring 2021 semester, be sure to remind your sponsor to submit a Sponsorship Authorization Form on your behalf by the deadline date. After the Bursar’s Office receives the submitted form, they then post it in your MyUTH account, to indicate that a sponsor will be paying your T&F for that semester.
Sponsorship forms do not cover the following:
- Late Registration Fees
- Late Payment Fees
- Graduation Fees
- Transcript Fees
- Audit Course Fees
- Evacuation/Repatriation Fees (international students only)
- UT “Student” Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP)
If you have any of the above listed fees in your account balance, then you would be responsible for paying them. Click here for information on acceptable forms of payment.
If your T&F is not paid for or sponsored by 5:00 p.m. on 01/27/2021, then your Spring 2021 registration will be canceled. The Registrar’s Office will make no exceptions to this rule and the student will not be reinstated for the Spring, 2021 semester.
INFORMATION TO FACULTY, PROGRAM OR DEPARTMENT (SPONSOR)
Sponsorship Authorization Forms (recommended submission by): 12/23/2020
Payment Deadline (Spring 2021): 01/08/2021 (any balance after this date is subject to a $50 late payment fee) ** please note the increase in the late payment fee starting from this Fall 2020 semester **
If you are covering a GSBS student’s T&F for the Spring 2021 semester, you can do so by submitting a Sponsorship Authorization Form on their behalf, by 12/23/2020. Please follow the GSBS-Specific Guide when completing the form electronically. Forms successfully submitted go directly to the Bursar’s Office. The sponsorship form serves as a contract that sponsor will pay the student’s T&F for the semester.
After 01/08/2021, if there is a balance remaining in the student’s account, a late payment fee will be added to the student’s term bill (students are responsible for paying any late fees). If the T&F are not sponsored by 5:00 p.m. on 01/27/2021, the student’s Spring 2021 registration will be canceled. The Registrar’s Office will make no exceptions to this rule and the student will not be reinstated for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Bursar’s Office will bill/charge after the 20th day of class (Fall and Spring terms) or after the 15th day of class (Summer term). The billing/payment process varies depending on where the sponsorship form came from:
- UTHealth: Charges are billed directly against the sponsor’s account. Bursar’s Office will enter a journal entry in Peoplesoft FMS.
- MD Anderson: Bursar’s Office will send an invoice to MDACC Accounting Department with a list of all the required information from the forms submitted. MDACC Accounting will charge the sponsor’s account directly.
- Faculty/Sponsors at other institutions: Bursar’s Office will send an invoice.