Financial Resources

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Emergency Aid

UO Emergency Loan
Offered through UO Business Office
Phone: 
541-346-3170 | Location: 720 E 18th Ave, Eugene, OR 97403
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Under the emergency loan program, students may borrow a maximum of $300.00 for up to ninety days interest-free with a service charge of $8.00 per loan. One Emergency Student Loan may be borrowed per term/semester. Eligibility criteria apply.

Graduate Student Assistance Fund
Offered through UO Graduate School
Phone: 
541-346-5129 | Location: 170 Susan Campbell Hall
Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
The Graduate Student Assistance Fund program is designed to assist UO graduate students facing financial hardship relating to a “Qualifying Event,” i.e., the care of a new child, childcare expenses, or a medical issue.

Academic Resources

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)
Phone: 541-346-3226 | Location: 68 Prince Lucien Campbell (PLC; located within the Teaching and Learning Center)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For students meeting eligibility criteria, TRiO SSS offers dedicated academic advising, academic support, grants and scholarships reserved for SSS participants, and more. Apply anytime.

TLC 199: Money Matters (1 credit)
Course offered through UO Teaching and Learning Center
Phone: 
541-346-3226 | Location: 68 Prince Lucien Campbell (PLC)
Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Gain money-management tools as you complete weekly online modules. Learn how to construct an income and spending log, develop a personal budget, use credit cards wisely, understand your credit report, and set financial goals. See a past syllabus here.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Resources

Resources below are offered through the UO Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Phone: 
541-346-3221 | Location: 260 Oregon Hall
Hours: 
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. & Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SALT
SALT is a free online program geared towards helping University of Oregon students and alumni manage their money and student loans. Through SALT, students and alumni will have access to resources on financing their education, managing their loan debt, and building money skills for life. Salt modules include:

  • Internships, Incomes, and Careers
  • Employment
  • Money Management
  • Budgeting
  • Student Loans
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Credit and Debt Management
  • Saving and Investing
  • Risk Management
  • Taxes

Financial Flight Plan (Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships)
A resource hub offering information and workshops to help students manage their money by budgeting and borrowing responsibly, understanding credit, and making informed decisions regarding their finances.

Financial Aid Workshops and Events
An ongoing list of Financial Aid workshops and events on campus. Recent topics include scholarship workshops, loan repayment, and study abroad.

Additional Resources

Oregon Helps
Oregon Helps is a free and easy program prescreener accessible online. Answer questions about people in your house, income, and expenses. This site will estimate your potential eligibility for 33 programs and assistance.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Phone: 541-346-9197 | Location: Braddock Tutoring Center, Lillis 155
Hours: Visit website for upcoming dates and times
University of Oregon accounting and law students will offer their trained expertise to prepare tax returns for students and members of the community at no cost. No appointment is necessary; clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis. The UO VITA site is a basic volunteer site, meaning they can only perform basic tax returns; they cannot provide service for those filing an international return.

UO Staff Tuition Benefit
Certain staff and dependents can apply for reduced tuition and fees at UO and other public institutions in Oregon according to enrollment and eligibility guidelines.

Page last updated 9/4/18