Domestic Student Health Insurance

"Summer Only" Waiver Status: OPEN

The "Summer Only" Waiver is open through 7/4/21 11:59pm PST

You do not need to do a waiver if you have an approved waiver from Fall 2020, Winter or Spring 2021, as your approved waiver is valid through Summer 2021.

If you missed the Spring Waiver Deadline (4/11/21) visit the Missed Waiver Appeal information page for due dates and criteria. 

2021-22:  All students who have their own private insurance are required to do a new waiver every academic year in the Fall.  We will send email reminders starting in August.

Student Health Insurance Requirement & Eligibility 

Insurance Requirement 

PSU requires that all domestic students enrolled in five credits* or more per term maintain comprehensive health insurance to ensure that students stay healthy and in the classroom. The Student Health Insurance Plan is major medical health insurance providing preventative, routine, and specialized health benefits. Those who have comparable outside health insurance can apply to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan.

*in-load non-Restricted Differential Tuition credits 

Non-eligible/Restricted Differential Tuition Credits

Some credits, such as those earned during study abroad, the School of Public Health with OHSU, and some continuing education credits are considered Restricted Differential Tuition credits, meaning they do not count toward the 5 credit hours triggering the Student Health Insurance Plan requirement, or count towards eligibility to use SHAC.

How the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan Works

If you are covered by the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan, you will be enrolled automatically and charged $935 (per term). You will be charged this rate on your PSU student account each term, as long as you are taking five or more credit hours AND do not submit the health insurance waiver application.

Insurance Plan Eligibility 

Students registered for five or more credits in a given term are eligible for the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students who drop below 5 credits by the end of the second week of the term, will no longer be eligible for the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan for that term.

If a student needs to drop all courses for medical reasons but wishes to continue to have the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan, they may contact the insurance team. 

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Dates of Coverage & Cost

Coverage: 9/20/20 - 1/3/21
Waiver Deadline: 10/11/20
Cost: $935

Coverage: 1/4/21 - 3/28/21
Waiver Deadline: 1/17/21
Cost: $935

Coverage: 3/29/21 - 9/19/21
Waiver Deadline: 4/11/21
Cost: $935

Summer Only
Coverage: 6/21/21 - 9/19/21
Waiver Deadline: 7/4/21
Cost: $713

Contact the Insurance Team

Phone: 503.725.2495

Schedule an Appointment

Office Hours: TBD