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Summer Options at SHAC

Preparing for Summer & Post-Graduation Health Care

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Learn about summer options for students

For Students Taking Summer Classes who did NOT take Classes During Spring

  • If a student is enrolled in five or more in-load credits, they are automatically assessed the Student Health Fee, which gives them access to SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services.
  • Student's are also automatically assessed the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan fee unless they have been approved for a waiver sometime throughout the academic year OR had the insurance during Spring term. If a student had the insurance during Spring term, summer is included for free. Insurance coverage for Spring term will run until September 19, 2014 at midnight.
  • If a student has comparable health insurance and would like to apply for a waiver out of the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan, they have until the Waiver Deadline for the term (please see the Academic Calendar for the specific date).
  • Most non in-load, continuing education and course credits received from TV, Internet, video, or satellite may not be eligible for the Student Health Fee, and therefore not eligible for the PSU Insurance Plan. The Tuition and Fees website can help answer questions about the types of credits you are taking.

For Students Taking Summer Classes who DID take Classes During Spring

  • If a student is enrolled in five or more in-load credits during Summer term, they are automatically assessed the Student Health Fee, which gives them access to SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services.
  • If a student had the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan during Spring term, summer is included for free. Spring insurance coverage will run until September 19, 2014 at midnight.
  • If a student was approved for a waiver out of the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan anytime during the academic year (i.e. Fall 2013/Winter2014/or Spring 2014), they do not need to submit a new insurance waiver applicaiton until Fall 2014.
  • If a student was approved for a waiver out of the plan during the academic year, but would like back on for Summer term, they can email the Student Health Insurance Team.

For those Taking a Vacation term or not Taking Classes in the Summer

  • If a student was enrolled in five or more in-load credit hours in Spring term they are eligible to use SHAC's medical, counseling, dental, and testing services on a fee-for-service basis. The SHAC Summer Flow Chart has more detailed information.
  • All fees are billed to the student's account.
  • If a student has the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan they can submit a statement of services received at SHAC to Aetna Student Health for possible reimbursement at the allowable reimbursement rate. A student may request a statement of services through email. Once a studnet has submitted their statement to Aetna, they should expect to wait 4-6 weeks for claims processing.

For Graduating Students

  • Visit SHAC's Graduating website to learn about the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan during summer, using PSU's Center for Student Health & Counseling, and options after summer.

Important Things to Note

  • If a student drops below five in-load credit hours during Summer term (below 1 credit for international students) theyu will lose the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan (unless they had the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan during Spring term).
  • If a student drops below five in-load credits hours during Summer term they will lose their access to SHAC unless they were SHAC eligible in Spring term. Students can continue to use SHAC on a fee-for-service basis. However, they will be responsible for all charges incurred for services including that of diagnostic work that my be sent to SHAC's outside laboratory.