Samford University requires all international students and scholars to carry adequate medical insurance during the course of their program at Samford University. Your policy is purchased prior to your arrival and coverage begins following your arrival to Samford. Your insurance identification card will be mailed to the address that you list on the Insurance Enrollment Form. Fees for insurance are calculated yearly, and charges for the year are placed on your account in August. Should your stay at Samford be less than a year, please discuss this with the office. You will be automatically enrolled in our insurance program, and the costs will be charged to your student account. If you would like to waive enrollment, you will need to provide proof of insurance through your home country, which demonstrates you are covered while in the United States.