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General Resources

Name Image and Likeness (NIL) for Student Athletes

Until there is additional guidance from DHS, international student athletes should approach NIL questions with caution. It is recommended that international students should seek advice from an experienced immigration lawyer before entering into an NIL agreement or engaging in compensated NIL activity. Klasko Law is providing free 15 minute consults for students. See below to sign up.
Request: Nigel James

For more information on NIL agreements and international students, please see the NAFSA website.  


What can I do if I'm having financial difficulty in paying my rent, buying food, etc.?

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please submit your financial situation to the UK Center for Support and Intervention (CSI) here

The Center for Support and Intervention (CSI) is a group of individuals working in the UK Dean of Students office and they try to find resources to help students with difficulties they face as a student at UK.   

Also, you can consider applying for Severe Economic Hardship employment.  This is employment authorization available to F-1 students who are experiencing unexpected and severe economic hardship.   The authorization is granted by an application submitted to USCIS.  USCIS makes case-by-case decisions for off-campus employment for students who can show that new, unexpected circumstances beyond their control have created severe economic hardship. You can find more information our website:  

What can I do if I'm having financial difficulty in paying my tuition, etc.?

Scholarship applications are accepted beginning in April each year with a deadline of May/June.  The awards are granted for one academic year (fall/spring).  For example, the International Student Scholarship applicants in 2021 were awarded for fall 2021 and spring 2022.  International students are encouraged to apply during this time.  However, if you miss the deadline and/or discover later that you have financial difficulties in paying tuition, please explain your financial needs in an email to   An ISSS staff member will reach out to you with information about resources which may be available to you.