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Can I get health insurance through my college?


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It depends on your school. Many colleges require you to have health insurance. More than half of colleges offer a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). Many students purchase these plans, but there are other alternatives that may be available like:

1. Staying on your parent’s coverage,
2. Getting your own coverage (through an employer, or on the new Health Insurance Marketplace), or
3. Public programs like Medicaid.

Four-year schools are more likely to offer SHIPs than two-year schools. If you’re going to a community college, you may have to look outside of school for coverage.

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