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Health Insurance & Child Care
International students at The University of Iowa are required to have health insurance. In addition, students are strongly advised to provide health insurance for any dependents who will be here with them to cover costs of possible accidents or unexpected illnesses.
Current Health Insurance Rates
A reasonably priced group insurance plan with provisions for individuals and families is available through the University for international and domestic students. The price varies based on which of two available plans you choose.
Students who receive a graduate assistantship qualify for discounted health insurance rates as well as dental insurance discounts. The below table gives estimated rates based on 2013-2014 premiums.
|MBA Students Not Employed by University of Iowa||MBA Students Employed by University of Iowa|
|Student Only||$130 - $242 per month*||$13 - $24 per month*|
|Student + Spouse||~$540 per month*||~$160 per month*|
|Student + Spouse and Children||$1,132 - $1,200 per month*||~$350 per month*|
|*All costs listed here are estimates, and are subject to change annually. See the University Benefits page for the latest rate schedule. A range is provided, as costs will change depending upon which health policy chosen.|
The University Student Health Service provides medical care for all registered students. Minor surgery is performed and routine laboratory procedures can be completed on-site. The Student Health Service staff can draw on any of the specialty services of University Hospitals and Clinics for consultation and/or treatment by referral.
Child Care Costs
Students with children requiring full-time day care can expect to pay approximately $150 per week for each child. In addition, married students should add about $3,200 to the living and personal expenses figure for a spouse and approximately $2,100 for each child.
The University of Iowa has resources available to assist you in locating day care. Visit the UI's Child Care Programs page for more information.