Student Health Insurance
Student Health Insurance Plan
Summer Term 2021 Student Insurance Plan:
The cost for Summer Only insurance is $713 and covers you from 6/21/21 through 9/19/21. Students who were enrolled in the plan and charged for Spring 2021 will NOT be charged the Summer Only insurance fee. Students enrolled in the plan for Spring term 2021 receive nationwide coverage through September 19th, 2021, regardless of summer classes or graduation.
FALL WAIVER STATUS: Open on August 5th, 2021
Fall 2021: All students who have their own private insurance are required to do a new waiver every academic year in the Fall. SHAC will send email reminders to your pdx.edu email. The Fall waiver deadline is 10/10/21.
Summer 2021: The Summer waiver deadline was 7/4/21. Visit the Missed Waiver Appeal information page for due dates and criteria.
Domestic Student Health Insurance Requirement & Eligibility
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.
Insurance Plan Eligibility
Students registered in five or more credits in a given term are eligible for the PSU Student Health Insurance Plan.
Students who drop below five 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.
Contact the Insurance Team
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