Financial Resources

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 in International Student & Scholar Services, Division of Global Engagement, Oregon Hall, 3rd floor. Office number is 541-346-3206.

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 financial assistance through the Division of Global Engagement. Examples of unexpected hardship include loss of financial support due to a family or home country crisis or currency devaluation. For detailed steps on how to apply for emergency financial aid, go to

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 on-campus job, devaluation of foreign currency, 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, go to

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. These are two websites that may help you get started.  

  • Scholarship Bulletin Board- This website lists scholarship opportunities from organizations outside the UO. Note not all information is applicable to international students.
  • IEFA- Note this is not a UO website and the UO is not responsible for any content on this site.


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 more information, please schedule an appointment with an International Student Advisor by calling 541-346-3206 or email,

Non Monetary Support

Text Books

Knight Library

  • Textbooks are on loan 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.

Text Book Subsidy

To apply for a textbook subsidy each term, go to

Student Food Pantry

  • The Basic Needs program operates a student food pantry every week. Go to
  • Emergency Food Pantry System program provided by Food for Lane County. An individual showing up at a food pantry location needs to declare his/her name and show evidence of residence, such as an utility bill.

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.