Domestic students do not have to have health insurance to attend OSU-Cascades. However, our university encourages students to have health insurance, so that students are able to live their healthiest lives. OSU offers a health insurance policy through PacificSource for students and their family members. Information for OSU's health insurance policy is below. You must signup online for health insurance @

International students must purchase OSU's health insurance policy, or must show record of similar coverage. International students are automatically enrolled in OSU's health insurance policy and the charge will be billed to their student account. Find out more about international student health insurance through OSU.

If you're interested in learning more about this health insurance policy, or finding out what other low-cost options you might be eligible for, talk to our Health Advisor. Did you know, 41% of OSU-Cascades students are eligible for Medicaid?! Find out if you're eligible for free, or low-cost health insurance by speaking with the OSU-Cascades Health Advisor today. 

OSU-Cascades Health Insurance Policy

Carrier: PacificSource

Cost: $903/term

Deductible: $500/academic year for medical, $150/academic year for dental

Services Covered: Medical, Dental, Vision

Open Enrollment Periods: *Students must purchase health insurance at the beginning of each term

Fall: 9/9/19 - 10/11/19 Winter: 12/16/19 - 1/17/20, Spring: 3/9/20 to 4/10/20 *Summer term's health insurance is included in the price of spring term, Summer: 6/8/20 to 7/10/20 *Students may purchase summer term separately for a reduced cost of $681.

Coverage Periods

Fall: 9/11/19 - 12/24/19 Winter: 12/25/19 to 3/21/20, Spring (with summer): 3/22/20 to 9/10/20, Summer: 6/11/20 to 9/10/20

Get more information about the health insurance policy offered through OSU. If you need additional assistance, you may contact the OSU-Cascades Health Advisor.


In order to be eligible for OSU's health insurance plan, undergraduate students must take at least 6 credits per quarter and graduate students must take at least 3 credits per quarter.

Health Insurance Services

Understanding health insurance can be frustrating. If you don't have health insurance and you want it, but you're not sure how to get it or which plan to buy, ask the Health Advisor. She's available to assist with health insurance questions, concerns, and education.

Enroll in OSU's Health Insurance