The International Student Welfare Fund was established to provide financial assistance to students facing an unplanned or unforeseen financial crisis. Examples of what a financial crisis could look like include the following:
- unanticipated medical expenses
- death of a close family member who was previously providing financial support
- unexpected loss of employment or scholarship
While UC wishes to support international students, those applying to this fund must remain aware of their individual financial responsibilities attached to the issue of their student visa.
The fund is managed by the Student Care team, but students are referred there by the UCSA Advocacy and Welfare team in the event that they meet the criteria.