Fall Trimester is here, marking the official beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year. Each fall, I recommend that students make time to take the following steps to prepare for the upcoming year.
First, check that we have your current address, as required by F-1 regulations. In myFranklin, navigate to myTools, and click on “Update Contact Information.” OISP will receive your new information and update SEVIS. Several students have recently updated their addresses in myFranklin, so thank you to those students for being proactive! As a quick reminder, US addresses are generally written as building number, direction and street name, then apartment number, such as 100 West Main Street, Apt A3.
Second, check your registration statements; you should see an adjustment for health insurance. Franklin University has once again partnered with The Harbour Group to offer health insurance for our F-1 students and their dependents. The Harbour Group was able to help us keep the cost to under a 1% increase per month (from $114 to $115). Our plan will continue to be administered by ACE American Insurance Company. Fall insurance cards are now available for download; we recommend printing a copy to keep in your wallet.
In addition, mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 19 at 4pm; we will have an insurance information session with The Harbour Group to discuss your coverage. An email invitation will be sent closer to the date.
Finally, please help us welcome our newest international students arriving for fall! Leave a reply on the blog to say hello, email us to let us know you’d like to join us at orientation, or let them know if you have a housing option (see following post) for them!