Fees & Insurance

College Office

Health Fee

The health fee is assessed whenever you are enrolled for seven or more academic, on-campus credits, and provides access to the health and dental clinics. If you have one or more academic credits, or are the spouse or domestic partner of a student, the health fee is payable at any time during the semester. The dental clinic is available to students only.

When the health fee is paid, visits to health care providers, including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, are always free. Students and their spouses or domestic partners may use the Health Service as often as they like. Charges apply for prescriptions, minor surgeries, lab work, xrays, immunizations and the dental clinic. The pharmacy will directly bill most insurance plans, including Medicaid, but the Health Service does not bill insurance other than the student plan. If the student has the student plan, 100 percent of all labs, xrays, minor surgeries and most procedures are covered. Students without the student policy will receive a statement to submit to their insurance carrier for reimbursement.


Health insurance is mandatory whenever you are enrolled for six or more academic credits. MSU in Bozeman offers comprehensive health insurance coverage to students at a reasonable rate. For information about the Blue Cross Blue Shield policy offered to students, please view the video below and visit the BCBS Student Insurance Plan website. The Student Insurance Plan is in full compliance with the Affordable Care Act and, for many students, may be a better value than other coverage, including as a dependent on a parent's coverage.

Compare your health plan to the Montana University System Student Insurance Plan.

If you have your own insurance you may waive participation in the student policy. This is done when you register for classes. However, you can change your mind and add or drop coverage as late as the 15th class day of the fall and spring semesters. Call the health insurance office at (406) 994-3199.

Students with fewer than six credits may be eligible for coverage depending on their enrollment circumstances. For more information, call the health insurance office at (406) 994-3199.


Prescription Drug Form

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