Emergency Funding Resources for International Students

In the event of an emergency, or situation where you find yourself in need of emergency funding, you may seek assistance at the International Students & Programs Office (ISPO). Please contact ISPO for more information about the UC San Diego Internal Loan programs below. Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. Please keep in mind that funding is limited.


Hick Jones Student Loan

Small personal loans of up to $2,000 - $3,000 may be available to students – depending upon funding available. Loan repayment requirements are strict. Full repayment is due the same quarter in which the loan is taken and the student must be currently employed by the university in some capacity. Loans for tuition and medical purposes are not available.


Friends of the International Center Emergency Fund

This international student auxiliary support group occasionally has funds available to assist those in need. If appropriate, ISPO can contact this organization in your behalf.

Other loan funds do exist but may only award a few hundred dollars at a time. Awards depend upon the availability of sufficient funding.

Contact the International Students & Programs Office istudents@ucsd.edu for more information.