Skip to main content
COVID-19 Support Get Urgent Help


Health care services can be very costly and unexpected expenses can be disruptive to your academic progress. Adequate health insurance provides students with security and an enhanced sense of well-being during their time at Penn State. 

Students who do not currently have adequate coverage on or near the campus they attend, are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) for Penn State. The SHIP for Penn State, designed specifically for students, offers comprehensive health insurance at a competitive price with a wide network of providers across the United States.

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