Medical Information

Health Insurance

All exchange students must have health insurance coverage while studying at Towson University that meets the minimum requirements set by the TU Health Center. Exchange students must also meet the U.S. Department of State Insurance requirements. All exchange students are automatically enrolled in the TU health insurance policy. The TU health insurance fee is billed to the student’s account each semester that they attend TU. If exchange students purchase an alternate plan, they must submit the International Student Health Insurance Waiver Application. The waiver will only be approved if the student's health insurance policy meets TU's minimum requirements. Instructions for how to apply for the waiver are as follows:

  1. Complete the International Student Health Insurance Waiver Application online no later than September 15 for the fall semester and February 15 for the spring semester. No waiver applications will be accepted and no insurance refunds will be granted after the deadline. You can access the waiver application from the Health Center page for International Students.
  2. The TU Health Center will evaluate your alternate plan and waiver request.
  3. You will be notified whether or not your waiver has been approved.


Towson University requires proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); and Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap). For students living on campus, Meningococcal (Meningitis) is also required. All students taking classes at TU are required to complete the Towson University Immunization and Tuberculosis screening requirements. Please follow the instructions below to complete the required forms.

  1. Log on to the TU Health Center’s secure web portal to provide proof of your immunizations. You will be asked to log in with your Towson NetID and password and verify your date of birth. (If you have questions about activating your TU NetID, please .)
  2. Go to the Forms link on the left hand side and read the instructions for completing the required online forms.
  3. As part of the verification process, you must download a printable immunization record and take it to your healthcare provider (doctor) to complete and sign. Keep a copy and return the original by mail to Towson University Health Center at Ward & West Hall, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001 or by fax to 410-704-3715, or scan the document and email to. You can download the Immunization form online via the Health Center Immunizations page.
  4. International students must visit the TU Health Center upon their arrival at Towson for a TB screening visit.