Several organizations at the University of Texas schooled students on healthcare options on Thursday last week.
Volunteers handed out information and spoke with U.T. students one-on-one about the new federal health insurance marketplace.
One organization, the Texas Public Interest Research Group, says it's important for students to understand what is available out there.
"Our research has shown that a lot of students are confused about their healthcare options. They feel like you know I am young, I am healthy I don't need healthcare or they wonder if they can afford it," Sara Smith, TexPIRG program director, said.
With the new rules, many students can stay under their parents’ health insurance until they are 26 years old.