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Support the International Student Emergency Fund

Michigan State University is home to more than 7,000 international students from all over the world. These students’ participation in the classroom and presence on campus contribute to a diverse and inclusive educational experience that benefits all Spartan students, helping to prepare them for an increasingly global society.

The Office for International Students and Scholars and broader MSU community want to ensure that international students, regardless of where they’re from, have the financial support they need during times of crisis and emergency. The International Student Emergency Fund provides emergency assistance to international students in financial distress.

Your Support Will Make a Big Difference

Times of crisis can happen to anyone at any time. The situations that cause students to apply for emergency assistance are broad-ranging—from the loss of housing to family health issues to unexpected academic costs—and can put their education at risk. The assistance is an important tool to help retain international students who contribute so much to the MSU community. The funds raised will be awarded at the discretion of the Office for International Students and Scholars to international students facing emergency situations and financial distress. Awards are made without expectation of repayment.

Office for International Students and Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Michigan State University’s international students, scholars and families.

Make a Gift by Mail:

University Advancement
Spartan Way
535 Chestnut Road, Room 300
East Lansing, MI 48824

*Make check payable to Michigan State University and write “Appeal 22OOPCF1ISPEM” in the note section.


Remember the CARES Act has been extended for calendar year 2021 allowing taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300/$600 for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor/attorney for advice on your specific situation.