Student employment can provide an educational experience outside the classroom with employment opportunities that may correspond to a student's interests, skills, and educational goals.
Work Authorization for International StudentsInstructions for Completing the W-4 FormInstructions for Completing the I-9 FormApplying for a Social Security Number
Generally, students who hold a valid F-1 visa are permitted to work on the premises of the school that issued their I-20 while in attendance at that school. The work is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session or 40 hours per week during approved school breaks. If you do not have a F-1 visa or have questions about your visa status, please contact the Director of International Student Services to determine your employment eligibility.
International students who wish to work on campus will need the following:
Numbered items listed below present information about the sections of the Form W-4 which much be completed. The numbers below correspond to blocks with the same number on the W-4 Form.
These instructions are for students with F-1 student visas. The process may vary for students with other visa types. Students with other visa types should contact the Director of International Student Services to determine employment eligibility.
The combination of these documents satisfy the requirements for a List A document. Present the original documents to the Office of Financial Aid for processing. Acceptable identification documents for international students with F-1 student visas are:
New international students cannot apply for a social security number (and card) until they have been hired on campus. You can obtain a letter from the Office of Financial Aid that is required to apply for a Social Security number. This Social Security Number Application Letter [pdf] must be printed on department letterhead by the hiring department, completed by the hiring supervisor and returned to the Director of International Student Services to be finalized. You may use the Student Employment Job Postings website to search and apply for jobs but you must have the Social Security number (not necessarily the card) to complete the work authorization process.
Student Employee Handbook
Off Campus Work-Study Employers