International Student Resources
The Office of International Student Services is dedicated to helping international students find their path to success, academically, personally, and professionally. The buttons below will help new and continuing students navigate services and important information while at PCC and beyond!
Tuition and Financial Resources
Info about tuition and finances for international students
Orientation Week is a required week-long experience for all new F-1 international students
- PCC Payment Plan Payment plans let you spread the cost of your education into affordable monthly or bi-weekly payments.
- Scholarships at PCC Scholarships are a great way to help fund your college education. Scholarships have a separate application process and you win based on your academic history, writing skills and past experiences.
- PCC Foundation Scholarship The PCC Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships every year to students who may not otherwise be able to afford an education.
- EduPass List of scholarships for international students.
- Abroad Planet Scholarship Resources Online community of international students studying in the United States.
- College Board Free online financial aid source for scholarships, grants, and loans for all college-bound students, including permanent residents and international students wishing to study in the United States.
- International Education Financial Aid Free online scholarship search service designed for international students.
- International Scholarships Free online scholarship database for international students wishing to study worldwide.
- Mobility International USA Free online scholarship resource for non–U.S. citizens with disabilities.
- I-901 Fee Fee paid by all nonimmigrant students and exchange visitors that fund the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and SEVIS. This fee is separate from visa fees and school SEVIS administration fees.
- I-94 International travelers visiting the United States can apply for or retrieve their I-94 admission number/record (which is proof of legal visitor status) as well as retrieve a limited travel history of their U.S. arrivals and departures.
- Study in the States Offers free government resources that explain the rules and regulations governing the nonimmigrant student process in the United States.
- AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice immigration law.
- PCC CLEAR Clinic (Community Legal & Educational Access & Referral) The CLEAR Clinic provides free legal assistance (among other services) and referrals to full-service immigration attorneys for other legal needs.
- IRCO (Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization) The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of Oregon’s immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members.
- SOAR Immigration Legal Services Recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice as an authorized provider of immigration legal services, SOAR’s attorney-driven legal program has a staff of two attorneys and a Department of Justice accredited representative.
- Catholic Charities Portland Catholic Charities’ Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program is a nonprofit law program providing low-cost consultations and legal representation to immigrants and refugees throughout Oregon and southwest Washington.
- Lutheran Community Services NW Refugee and Immigrant Services Helps refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers rebuild their lives in a new country.
- PCC Counseling Services Free, short-term counseling to currently enrolled students (excluding Community Education). Service eligibility begins two weeks prior to a given term. In counseling, personal concerns are discussed and new ways of addressing issues are explored. Many concerns are resolved within eight sessions or less.
- PCC Multicultural Centers Founded to address institutional racism and the unique needs of students of color at PCC. Offer programs, tutoring, advocacy, and other support services focused on students of color. All students welcome.
- PCC Women’s Resource Centers WRC staff are here to offer connection, resources, and advocacy to support the success of all women and gender minority students. All genders are welcome.
- PCC Queer Resource Centers QRCs provide advocacy, education, leadership development, programming, and other services for students with marginalized genders and sexualities to create an inclusive and intersectional campus climate promoting gender justice, sexual liberation, and equity for all people. All students welcome.
- PCC Illumination Project Innovative student leadership and education program designed to foster a climate of equality, compassion, justice, and respect for all people in the PCC academic community and the community-at-large. Student participants write and act in plays to demonstrate social justice issues in their own lives.
- PCC Office of Equity and Inclusion Creates a college climate that demonstrates PCC’s commitment to civil rights, diversity, equity, and inclusion. OEI investigates claims of discrimination and harassment and provides training, tools, and policies to avoid and address these issues.
- PCC Sanctuary College Policy PCC is a sanctuary college committed to making our college community a safer space, and doing all we can to protect student rights and privacy under the law.
- National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
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