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Health care services can be very costly and unexpected expenses can be disruptive to your academic progress. Penn State offers a comprehensive health insurance plan at a competitive price. Learn more about eligibility and benefits.

Spring Open Enrollment
Spring enrollment for the Penn State Student Health Insurance plan is currently open through January 22, 2019. Visit the First Student website for more information.
Health Insurance Requirements
Penn State currently requires all international students to have health insurance and will be extending the requirement to include all full-time U.S. students beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

For students who do not have health insurance or do not have adequate coverage on or near the campus they attend, we strongly recommend the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The Penn State SHIP offers comprehensive health insurance at a competitive price with a wide network of providers across the United States.

The Penn State SHIP is offered through First Student College Student Health Insurance, underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources.

Learn more about the plan by visiting the First Student website.

Please note World Campus students are not eligible for the Penn State Student Health Insurance Plan. Enrollment will be audited to ensure that eligibility is met.

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