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USCIS Tools and Resources

USCIS Tools and Resources offer time saving and useful online customer service tools located at www.USCIS.gov/tools:

  • Check Case Status
  • Sign-in to My Account
  • Sign-up for Updates
  • Check Processing Times
  • Change of Address Online
  • Request Office Locations
  • E-Request – You can submit questions about your pending case such as:
    • Case pending beyond stated processing times;
    • Did not receive notice from USCIS;
    • Error on EAD Card;
    • Did not receive EAD Card.

Medical Insurance (new rates)

All international students attending Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) are required to have medical insurance. The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) has mandated that all system schools use the same health care policy in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act. The mandatory insurance provider for international students is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Prairie View A&M University international students will be required to apply for coverage through the University. Proof of medical insurance coverage will be required prior to registration. Please visit PVAMU’s insurance website, Academic Health Plans for more information: Academic Health Plans

Insurance premiums are as follow:

  • Summer 2014: $320.00
  • Fall 2014: $750.00 – Continuing International Students
  • Fall 2014: $812.50 – New International Students – New enrollees
  • Spring 2015 (includes Summer 2015): $813.00 – Continuing International Students
  • Spring 2015 (includes Summer 2015): $875.50 – New International Students – New enrollees
  • Summer 2015: $438.00
Insurance Card

Didn’t receive an insurance card or need a replacement insurance card – you can easily request an insurance card by following these instructions:

  1. Go to the BlueCross Blue Shield of Texas website: www.bcbstx.com
  2. Understanding Your Benefits – Click: Take a Look
  3. Register for Blue Access for Members – Click: Register Now
  4. Sign Up for Blue Access for Members (BAM) – You will need the following information
    • Group Number: 117564
    • Member ID – If you do not have this number please contact your international advisor.
    • Birthdate

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