The financial information listed below is for 2016. Thank you for your patience as we update the information for fall 2017. Please check back with us in early April. 

Student Health Insurance Policy 

Insurance coverage is an important part of health care which has a direct impact on academic and personal success.  All undergraduate students registered on the PLNU Main Campus are required to have health insurance coverage for illness and injury. To satisfy this requirement, the University provides students with a comprehensive, Affordable Health Care compliant student health insurance plan each year even if they are studying abroad.  Spouses of enrolled students and dependents may apply for coverage under the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan through the Student Financial Services Office during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters.

New and Readmitted Students

The University has provided a comprehensive student health insurance policy for all undergraduate students enrolled on the main campus.  New and readmitted students who desire to keep their health insurance plan must waive the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan on the Student Portal and provide a copy of the front and back of their insurance card in order to avoid being charged for the full price of the student health insurance plan.  Be advised that charges for the full price of the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan will be in effect for failure to provide verification of a valid health insurance card on the Student Portal.  The deadline to complete the wavier process is the end of the second week of classes, after which, insurance charges cannot be removed from the student’s account.

Changing Your Health Insurance Plan Preferences

An enrollment window for obtaining the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan is available during the first two weeks of each semester. This information will be available via Loma Link, Student Financial Services publications and Chapel Slides.  Students can make changes to opt-in or opt-out of the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan during the enrollment window by contacting the Wellness Center before the enrollment deadline.  Enrollment into the PLNU Student Health Insurance Plan is not available after the second week of classes, except in cases of “involuntary loss of coverage”.  Contact or visit the Wellness Center immediately should changes to your personal health insurance plan occur at any time during the academic year.


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 2016-17 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)


Add-On Block – 30 meals/semester    

$250 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)


Dining Dollars

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

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.