Health Insurance

All undergraduate students are required to have health insurance coverage for illness and injury.  To satisfy this requirement, PLNU provides students with health insurance policies each year even if they are studying abroad and regardless of number of units.   Students however, must choose to accept or decline the PLNU student health insurance policy on a yearly basis via the Student Portal.  For those students declining the PLNU insurance they must submit validation of health insurance coverage (i.e., insurance policy name, number and copies of insurance card) on the Student Portal. 

It is in the student’s best interest to complete the process for validating health insurance prior to the start of classes Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  The deadline to decline PLNU student health insurance is the end of the fourth week of the semester (Friday, 9/25/15) after which, insurance charges cannot be removed from the student’s account.  Spouses of enrolled students, children and graduate students may apply for coverage under the PLNU insurance plan through the Student Financial Services Office during the first three weeks of the fall and spring semesters. There is no provision for student insurance for new students who enter during the summer session.

 Insurance is an important part of health care which has a direct impact on academic and personal success.   It is highly recommended that students and their families thoroughly review their health insurance to discuss access to care while in the San Diego area and plan ahead for possible future needs.

Meal Plans

The university requires all unmarried students under age 23 who live on campus to purchase one of the university’s meal plans. Each meal plan includes a combination of dining room meals and Dining Dollars (which can be used at on-campus eateries).  The Dining Room, Point Break Cafe, Bobby B's Coffee Co., Jamba Juice and Breakers Market are all located in Nicholson Commons.

The following meal plans are available during the 2015-16 academic year:          

On-Campus Meal Plans

(Includes meals and shared room. Meals are per semester.)                       


Unlimited Access + $50 Dining Dollars


*15 meals/week + $50 Dining Dollars  


*Note: Freshman students will be defaulted to the 15 meals/week plan and can ONLY choose to increase to the Unlimited Access Plan. 

Transfer Residential students

Unlimited Access + $50 Dining Dollars


*120 meals/semester + $200 Dining Dollars

(includes 10 guest meals/semester)


*180 meals/semester + $200 Dining Dollars

(includes 10 guest meals/semester)


Add-On Block – 30 meals/semester    

$240 per add-on block


Commuter Meal Plans
(Optional and available only to off-campus students. Meals are per semester.)

 Meal plan

Plan C1 - 15 meals + $50 Dining Dollars


Plan C2 - 25 meals + $50 Dining Dollars


Plan C3 - 35 meals + $50 Dining Dollars


Plan C4 - 45 meals + $50 Dining Dollars


Plan C5 - 55 meals + $50 Dining Dollars


"Go Green Plan - 30 meals + $100 Dining Dollars

(5% of your purchase goes to the PLNU "Green Fund" for sustainability project)


While your student meal plan may be used only for your meals, you can use Dining Dollars to purchase food for yourself and your guests. Dining Dollars do not carry over from one semester to another, and are non-refundable.

Sea Lion Dollars can be purchased in any increment and may be used at any on-campus eatery. They do not expire from one semester to another.

IMPORTANT: New residential students will automatically receive 15 meals/week plan. Students can choose to increase to the Unlimited plan via the student portal. Please note that changes to meal plans are not allowed after the second week of the semester. Commuter students may add additional meals at any time but will not receive a credit for unused meals.