Financial Assistance

Financing the costs of a full-time education can be challenging. Here are some resources to assist you in meeting your costs. For more information, speak to an international student advisor.

On-Campus Employment

International students are usually eligible to work on-campus on a part-time basis up to 20 hours per week while taking classes. For current listings of on-campus jobs, go to the Career Center web site. 

International Student Emergency Financial Aid

International students who suffer an unexpected financial hardship may be eligible to apply for limited tuition assistance through International Student & Scholar Services. Examples of unexpected hardship include loss of financial support due to a family or home country crisis or currency devaluation. Click here to request more information on how to apply.

Severe Economic Hardship Employment Authorization

Severe Economic Hardship is a work authorization immigration benefit that international students may be eligible to apply for based on hardship caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the student's control. These circumstances may include a loss of financial aid or on-campus employment without fault on the part of the student, substantial fluctuations in the value of currency or exchange rate, inordinate increases in tuition and/or living costs, or unexpected changes in the financial condition of the student's source of support, medical bills, or other substantial and unexpected expenses. For more information, schedule an appointment with an International Student Advisor at or call 541-346-3206.

Womens Center

The Women’s Center has a number of scholarships and assistance programs available to women. They can help with textbooks, childcare, scholarships and more.

Scholarships Outside the UO

There are many free services to search for scholarships outside the UO. For more information on how to find scholarships, you can review outside scholarships at


Ask about scholarship opportunities any place where you have a connection:

  • Clubs, societies, or fraternal organizations
  • Your place of worship
  • Places of business, large or small

Short-Term University Loans

The University of Oregon has limited funds available for short-term emergency loans to current University of Oregon international students. A typical loan is approximately $200 - $300 and must be repaid within 90 days. For further information, please make an appointment with an international student advisor. Loans may be made at any time during a student's academic program.

Non Monetary Support

Text Books

  • Textbooks are on loan at the Knight Library for 2-4 hours of time for students who want to save money on purchasing books. Check with the library for what books are available, but they typically stock the expensive books for large classes.
  • There are 24 hour lockers available for students to use in the library stairwell. The code is programed into the lockers for students to store their things for free.

Food Insecurity

Dental Work

  • If the Health Center is unable to meet your dental needs and you need additional dental work done check out the White Bird Clinic or Lane Dental Clinic for low cost dental services.