I have a question I would like to pose to any "legal eagles" in the MGoCommunity: Is it legal for a university to REQUIRE students to carry health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment?
I am considering a return to school to pursue a degree in computer science at OSU (I live near Columbus, OH) and noticed that the university requires students to either provide proof of independent health insurance coverage or "participate" in OSU's student health insurance plan at a cool $515.00 per quarter.
As a personal choice, I currently do not carry health insurance--I am single and have no dependents--as I can't stomach paying so much money for something I never use. Does a university have a legal leg to stand on in requiring students to carry health insurance? Would I have any chance of successfully challenging the university policy?