125 Wright Hall
Northampton, MA USA
Open office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 2:30–4 p.m.
There are limited discretionary funds available for international student emergencies and expenses. Please do not count on these funds to pay for books every semester, or to fund routine travel.
The ISSO Library at the Lewis Global Studies Center has a collection of textbooks that are free for you to take. You can view a list of available titles below, or feel free to stop by and browse. Take whatever you need, and feel free to donate a used book you don’t need anymore.
If we do not have the book you need, and if you need assistance paying for your textbooks, please fill out the following application no later than one month after classes have begun. Please note, the ISSO will only fund the least expensive book options, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Make sure to check online vendors for used and rental copies.
For all other emergency assistance, including medical bills, emergency travel, or other unforeseen expenses, please fill out the following application:
Other Campus Discretionary Funds
All other available discretionary funds, as well as links to the necessary forms, are available on the Funding for Students page maintained by the Dean of the College's Office. International students should be prepared to be redirected back to the International Students’ Fund in most instances.