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Student Insurance Fees & Eligibility

Last updated on Jun 24, 2022


California College of the Arts is committed to ensuring all students have the appropriate resources to uphold their physical health and wellness.

Per CCA policy, all students who are registered at 12 or more units per semester (9 units per term for all graduate students) are automatically charged for and enrolled in the CCA student health insurance plan unless they submit an approved insurance waiver that meet's all of CCA's minimum requirements, by the established deadline (which is typically aligned with the end of the Add/Drop period).​

Students who are enrolled part-time, are ineligible for the CCA student health insurance plan, and are encouraged to review available options on the insurance marketplace.

The CCA student health insurance plan includes:

  1. Medical Coverage - provided through Aetna. The college has secured a group health insurance policy that provides coverage for up to 12 months each year. Students also have access to 24/7/365 virtual care by phone, email, and video conference, a mobile app for appointment scheduling and prescription refills, personal health coaching, and referrals to a network of specialists.
  2. Dental and Vision Coverage - provided through Anthem Student Advantage.
  3. One Medical Membership - One Medical Group provides high-quality, patient-centered primary care services with same-day/next-day appointments and has office locations in the Bay Area and nationwide.

Additional information:

Questions? Please contact

Fees & Coverage Dates

An insurance fee is charged for each term at registration.


  • $636.04 (summer 2022 / MFA in Comics students only: June 1 - July 31, 2022)


  • $1,706.60 (fall 2022: August 1 - December 31, 2022)
  • $2,361.64 (spring 2023: January 1 - July 31, 2023)
  • $675.04 (summer 2023 / MFA in Comics students only: June 1 - July 31, 2023)

Using a Non-CCA Health Plan

Current students who seek to continue with a non-CCA health insurance plan are required to officially waive the insurance enrollment in the student health insurance plan. Full-time students may waive mandatory insurance enrollment by submitting an online insurance application by the established deadline:


  • June 30, 2022 (Summer - MFA Comics students only)


  • September 8, 2022 (Fall term)
  • February 2, 2023 (Spring term)
  • June 29, 2023 (Summer - MFA Comics students only)

For more information: Waiving Health Insurance

Part-Time Students

Undergraduate students registered for fewer than 12 units (and graduate students taking less than 9 units/term) are ineligible for the Aetna student health plan.

However, other options do exist.

Students are encouraged to see what options are available on the insurance marketplace. Financial assistance may be available.

Note: Part-time students interested in remaining on the CCA health insurance during their final semester must contact


Additional coverage for dependents (spouse/children) is available for purchase at

All dependent enrollments will require students to upload one of the following documents:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Affidavit of Domestic Partnership
  • Birth Certificate

Changes in Status

Students who initially register for 12 units per term (or 9 units per term for graduate students), but who subsequently reduce their units to fewer than 12 units per term (or fewer than 9 units per term for graduate students) by dropping one or more courses during the add/drop period will lose eligibility for coverage under CCA’s health insurance plan.

Conversely, students who initially register for fewer than 12 units per term (or fewer than 9 units per term for graduate students) and then subsequently increase to 12 or more units per term (or more than 9 units per term for graduate students) before the end of the add/drop period will be required to enroll in CCA’s student health insurance plan or provide proof of alternative coverage.

Qualifying Event

Students who experience a qualifying event such as losing current health coverage, marriage, or having a baby, please contact for assistance. Students may be eligible for special enrollment periods, allowing to enroll in the CCA health insurance plan outside the open enrollment period for health coverage.