my program does require students to carry their own health insurance "just in case". This was a major worry for me as well because neither my husband or myself had any type of insurance. I did a web search and found a company called Fortis Health that has a program for college students. The only requirement is that you have to be enrolled in school at least 9 hours and be under the age of 63 I think. It doesn't cover well visits, dependents, or prescriptions, but it will cover you if you get sick and need to go to the doctor, or if you're running down the hall of a hospital for a code and you fall and bust your right tib-fib. I went ahead and signed up for it since I rarely get sick, if memory serves me correctly, it was about $700 for a year with a $250 deductable. Another "catch" if you will, is that you have to pay the premiums either annually or biannually, however, as long as you keep paying your premiums, you can stayed covered, even if you graduate or drop out of school. The address is www.fortishealth.com
and I think the program is called student select or something like that.
Another option for anyone shopping for health insurance would be to go to www.ehealthinsurance.com
This website searches and compares policies in your state. This is actually where I found out about the Fortis Health Insurance.