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Medical Insurance

The US government requires that all international students studying in the US have adequate medical insurance coverage. TCC offers an insurance package specially designed for our international students.

Medical Insurance Policy

All international students at Tacoma Community College (TCC) must have medical insurance through Firebird International Insurance Group (FIIG).

While many other countries bear the expense of health care for their residents, individuals in the United States are responsible for these expenses themselves. A single day of hospitalization can cost thousands of dollars. A good insurance policy gives you access to excellent medical facilities and provides protection against the enormous costs of health care.

Medical Insurance Rates:

Fall Quarter 2013 - Summer Quarter 2014

  • Student coverage: $288.35 per quarter
  • Spousal coverage: $288.35 per quarter
  • Each dependent child: $288.35 per quarter

Fall Quarter 2014 - Summer Quarter 2015

  • Student coverage: $366 per quarter
  • Spousal coverage: $732 per quarter
  • Each dependent child: $366 per quarter

Some new benefits on our international student insurance policy starting Fall 2014: 

  • Unlimited coverage for illness or injuries
  • No waiting periods for any type of pre-existing condition
  • Coverage for routine/wellness and preventative care

A full explanation of the TCC/Firebird plan is available at

Spouse and Children If you would like to buy insurance for your spouse or children, you must inform Annemarie Martin before tuition is due.


In case of a student related emergency on campus and outside of work hours, please call our Campus Security Office at #1-253-566-5111. The Campus Security staff will be able to get a hold of an International Programs staff member. Please only do so in case of an emergency that cannot wait until the next workday.


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