UCSB is now charging almost $2600 annually for student health insurance. Previously a student could opt out of the plan if they were covered under a parent's plan and could access care within 50 miles. Now they've reduced the distance to 30 miles, even though other campus' have much larger minimums (UCD 175 miles, UCLA 100 miles).
We're going to check the cost using Covered California, the ACA plan for California, but I'm not sure how it works for students. Do they apply using their own income, or does the parent income need to be included if they are a dependent? I think there was a thread on this topic last year, but thought I would float it again in light of the new health insurance options.