Emergency loans are short term loans of up to $350.00. One emergency loan of any amount is allowed each term, and prior emergency loans have to be repaid before a new one will be issued.

Eligibility: To be eligible to receive an emergency loan students must be enrolled at least half-time, be degree-seeking, and not have any active financial holds. Emergency loans are intended to assist students, therefore if your primary affiliation with OSU is as an employee, you are not eligible for emergency loans.

To request an Emergency Loan:

  1. To see if you are eligible, log in to MyOSU. Choose the Banner Self Service option in the lower right hand section of the Welcome Page. Click on Student Accounts. There is a link here to verify your eligibility emergency loan eligibility.
  2. Once you have verified your loan status, please email from your ONID email to cashiers.office@oregonstate.edu to request an application.  Return the completed application from your ONID email to cashiers.office@oregonstate.edu for review and approval.

You should receive the loan funds in 3-5 business days.  If you are enrolled in direct deposit, the funds will go to your bank; otherwise a check will be mailed to your current mailing address on file. Make sure you have updated your current mailing address prior to submitting this application.

Repayment: Emergency loans are posted to the student’s OSU account and are assessed interest charges accordingly. The interest rate for all outstanding student account balances is 12% APR (1% per month).  Please note that emergency loans are not automatically paid by federal financial aid funds, although a student can choose that option.  Non-federal scholarships and grants pay off any kind of account charges including emergency loans. You can check your student account balance anytime in the MyOSU portal.