Health Insurance

Health insurance is a contract that requires your health insurer to pay some or all of your health care costs in exchange for a premium.



Domestic Students
Although not required for domestic students, OSU encourages students to seek health insurance so that they can live their healthiest lives. Find out more about domestic health insurance through OSU.

International Students
International students must purchase OSU's health insurance or show record of similar coverage and request a waiver. International students are automatically enrolled in OSU's health insurance and the charge is billed to the student account. Find out more about international student health insurance through OSU.

OSU Health Insurance

Carrier: PacificSource
Cost: $1235/term
Deductible: Medical - $500/academic year; Dental - $150/academic year
Services Covered: Medical, Dental, Vision

Get more information here


Open Enrollment Periods: Students must purchase at the beginning of each term.
Winter: 12/17/21–1/14/22
Spring: 3/18/22 - 4/15/22 (Summer term coverage included in price of spring term.)
Summer: 6/10/22 - 7/8/22 (Students may purchase summer term separately for a reduced cost of $871.)

Coverage Periods:
Fall: 9/11/21 - 12/18/21
Winter: 12/19/21 - 3/19/22
Spring (with summer): 3/20/22 - 9/10/22
Summer: 6/12/22 - 9/10/22

Enroll in OSU Health Insurance


Medicaid: Oregon Health Plan

Did you know that more than 40% of OSU-Cascades students are eligible for Medicaid? Open enrollment is ongoing and you can apply at any time. Apply to the Oregon Health Plan.

Health Insurance Marketplace

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1 to December 15 2021, unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period, in which case you have 60 days from loss of coverage to enroll in a plan. Marketplace products are not reviewed, sponsored or endorsed by Oregon State University. Learn more.

Need Help?

Understanding health insurance can be frustrating. Contact Student Assistance for help:

  • Understanding your insurance needs.
  • Learning which plans are best for you.
  • Application Assistance.
  • Answering your questions.