Campus Life Givinig Opportunities
<b>International Student & Scholar Services International Student Emergency Fund</b>
Every year, international students face unforeseen financial difficulties. They risk having to end their studies at AU because of tragedies such as the death of a parent outside the US, civil war, natural disaster, and steep devaluations of national currencies. International students’ immigration status makes them ineligible for federal aid. In order to assist these students in need, ISSS has established an emergency fund for international students.
What the emergency fund will be used for:
Contributions made to the emergency fund will be used for immediate, short-term, financial assistance to students. Students may seek assistance for needs such as food, temporary housing, partial tuition, textbooks, or travel after the death of a family member.
Who can apply for the emergency fund:
International students who are in student (F-1) or exchange visitor (AU sponsored J-1) status can apply for assistance. They must be in good academic standing and meet eligibility requirements for the fund.
How you can contribute to the fund:
If you would like to make monthly or one-time donations through a payroll deduction or by credit card:
- Click the "Make a Gift Now" on the right side of the this webpage.
- Under “Area/School” select “Campus Life”
- Under “Fund” select the “International Student Emergency Fund—ISSS”
If you would like to make a one-time donation by check, make a check in US dollars to “American University” and indicate that your gift should be directed to the “ISSS Emergency Fund.” Please mail checks to:
American University Annual Campaign
Office of the Vice President of Campus Life
400 Butler Pavilion
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8127