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Short Term Emergency Loan


The Short-Term Emergency Loan is designed to assist OSU students who are currently enrolled and attending classes to meet educationally-related off-campus expenses. Examples of such expenses include but are not limited to off-campus rent, utilities and medical expenses. Students may borrow up to $500 less a $10 Service Charge one time per semester.


  • Must be currently attending classes and enrolled in at least the following:
    • Undergraduate: 6 hours (Fall or Spring Semester), 3 hours (Summer Semester)
    • Graduate: 4 hours (Fall or Spring Semester), 2 hours (Summer Semester)
  • Must include valid sources of repayment, such as employment, current semester financial aid not already credited to student account, or parental support.
  • Must not owe on a previous short-term loan.


Application process

  • Applications are available in our office beginning 5 working days before classes start.
  • The first day loan proceeds will be available is the first day of classes each semester.
  • Loans will not be approved if you are scheduled to receive a financial aid disbursement that will provide you with a refund within 5 days of the date the Short-Term Loan funds would be available to you.

Disbursement & repayment


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