F-1 students are eligible to work on-campus during their academic program if they are maintaining their F-1 status. The work does not need to be related to the student’s field of study and no special authorization is needed; however, there are rules, which are explained below.
Part-Time (20 hours per week or less) is permitted.
Full-Time (more than 20 hours per week) is permitted.
On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week during the summer, if summer is your final semester.
More than one on-campus job is permitted, so long as you do not exceed the permitted number of hours per week explained above.
If you are authorized for CPT during the Fall/Spring semester, you may not exceed 20 hours per week between both CPT and any on-campus employment.
Your on-campus employment eligibility ends:
Any student who will work in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number. The employer must use the SSN to report wages and taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Social Security Administration (SSA). F-1 students are eligible to apply for an SSN after they have received an offer of employment that meets SSA standards. Please read our Social Security page for information on how to apply.
After receiving your SSN, you must report it to the University using Form W-9(S).
Contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance.
We recommend using the Career Services' job search tool, Handshake. This database advertises both on-campus and off-campus jobs. Filter your search to only look for on-campus jobs, since off-campus work requires separate authorization. The Career Services website also offers helpful tips for your job search, how to apply, accept an offer and more.
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