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Information for U.S. Students 

Penn State is introducing a University-wide health insurance requirement for the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of the new requirement, all students (U.S. students and international students) must provide proof of health insurance that meets a certain set of recommendations, or purchase the Penn State Student Health Insurance plan (SHIP).

The Penn State Student Health Insurance plan (SHIP) offers comprehensive health insurance at a competitive price with a wide network of providers across the United States. Select the student type that best describes you to learn more about rates, enrollment deadlines, and eligibility.

Undergraduate Students

Rates and Enrollment Deadlines

Undergraduate Insurance Rates and Enrollment/Waive Deadlines

Coverage Period Fall 2018 Spring 2019
 
Summer 2019
(Session 1)
Summer 2019
(Session 2)
Enroll/Waive Deadline September 4, 2018 January 22, 2019 May 20, 2019 July 3, 2019

Rates for 2018-19 (Individual Plan)
Annual - $2,619.00
Fall - $1015.00
Spring - $1,604.00
Annual Coverage breaks down to approximately $218.25 per month

Eligibility

Penn State SHIP eligibility

Eligible dependent information

How to Enroll in the Penn State SHIP

Eligible undergraduate students can enroll for health care coverage with the Penn State SHIP by visiting the First Student website.

Graduate, Law, and Medical Students (Without Assistantship or Fellowship)

Rates and Enrollment Deadlines

Graduate, Law, and Medical Student Insurance Rates and Enrollment/Waive Deadlines

Coverage Period Fall 2018 Spring 2019
 
Summer 2019
(Session 1)
Summer 2019
(Session 2)
Enroll/Waive Deadline September 4, 2018 January 22, 2019 May 20, 2019 July 3, 2019

Rates for 2018-19 (Individual Plan)
Annual - $3,663.00
Fall - $1,419.00
Spring - $2,244.00
Annual Coverage breaks down to approximately $305.25 per month

Eligibility

Penn State SHIP eligibility

Eligible dependent information

How to Enroll

Eligible undergraduate students can enroll for health care coverage with the Penn State SHIP by visiting the First Student website.

Graduate Assistants/Graduate Fellows/Graduate Trainees

New Graduate Assistants/Graduate Fellows/Graduate Trainees are automatically enrolled in the Penn State Student Insurance plan (SHIP) for medical, dental, and vision coverage. Learn more.

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