Special Assistance Funds

Graduate Student Assistance Fund

The Graduate Student Assistance Fund program is designed to assist our graduate students facing financial hardship relating to a qualifying event (new child, medical issue, chidcare expenses).

Maximum award amounts are capped and are determined by the nature of the qualifying event. Availability and size of awards is contingent upon the amount of available monies in the fund, as well as applicant’s meeting the eligibility requirements.

Graduate Student Assistance Fund


Jesse M. Bell Graduate Loan and Fund

There are two Jesse M. Bell Graduate Loan options:

  1. All Graduate Students: A short-term loan available to graduate students of high academic standing to be used in the pursuit of their graduate studies at UO.

  2. Graduate Employees (GEs) Who Anticipate Being Paid Late: A short-term loan available to any graduate employee (GE) who anticipate that their paycheck will not be processed by the last day of that month.

Repayment is due within 30, 60, or 90 days according to the conditions of the individual loan.

Jesse M. Bell Graduate Loan and Fund