OSHIP Financial Assistance
An OSHIP Grant may be available to help pay for your Oxy health insurance cost.
All enrolled students must have health insurance in order to enroll at Oxy. While many students are covered under a parent’s policy and others have their own insurance, those who don’t (or whose policies do not meet minimum standards set by the College) are required to purchase insurance through the Occidental Student Health Insurance Program (OSHIP).
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the premium of this insurance is estimated to be $2,600. If you have health insurance that provides primary care coverage in Los Angeles County, you may waive out of the Oxy Health Insurance Plan. Please note, coverage that only provides emergency and urgent care out of your home state is not sufficient to waive; you must have primary care access in Los Angeles County. This includes most PPO plans, Kaiser Permanente plans, and some California based HMO plans. Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and out of state HMO plans are not eligible for waiving the student health insurance. For more information, please contact the Emmons Wellness Center.
- Mailing Address:
Financial Aid Office
1600 Campus Road F-35
Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314
Arthur G. Coons