Emergency Fund Program

Emergency Fund Program

The GSG Fund to Support Undocumented and International Students is intended to provide financial assistance for undocumented students and for international students impacted by the executive order barring citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The fund will provide emergency support for students facing revocation of their student visas as a result of the current administration’s actions and also enable students who have benefited from the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to pay the required fees to renew their DACA status.

Students may apply for reimbursement or support for funding for the following expenses:

  1. DACA Renewal Fees
  2. Visa Renewal Fees
  3. Legal Fees
  4. Travel or stay expenses as a result of delayed/impacted travel due to the travel ban. Eligible expenses include airfare, rental care, and housing accommodations such as hotel.

Students must include receipts for all reimbursable expenses.
Students are eligible for a maximum of $700 in funding.


Students must be enrolled in a USC graduate or professional degree program. Doctoral students are limited to two (2) Emergency Fund awards and Master’s students are limited to one (1) Emergency Fund award during their graduate career. Ph.D. students on an approved leave of absence are eligible if they were in good academic standing at the beginning of the period of leave, have an approved plan for return to active study at the conclusion of the leave, and experience an emergency situation or unforeseen expense that would interfere with their ability to return to active study as planned.

Application Process

Applications from students will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Those who submit applications can expect responses within 2 weeks.

Apply here: https://usc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_enZeyjs6UioCKvX

Direct questions or comments to GSG Campus Affairs. Contact by email at gsgcamp@usc.edu.


All personal information provided in this application will be considered confidential and will be deleted within 48 hours of award disbursement. No personal information provided will be shared with any outside agency.

Additional Resources

Campus Departments

Office of International Services, Division of Student Affairs
Office of Religious Life, Office of the Provost
Immigration Clinic, Gould School of Law
Office of Financial Aid, Admissions and Planning
Office of Student Counseling Services, USC Engemann Student Health Center
USC Center for Work & Family Life, services for faculty and staff
Emergency Contacts and Training Referrals, for students, faculty and staff
Faculty/Staff Visa Services, for faculty and staff
Office of International Research, USC Research

Policy and Research Centers

Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Science
The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, USC Price School of Public Policy