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F-1 students are allowed to work on-campus without USCIS authorization under the following terms:
- Employment may not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic term or 40 hours per week during a break period, although the Financial Aid Office will not allow a student to work more than their demonstrated financial need. Work study positions on campus are typically limited to 6 hours per week.
- Employment may not interfere with a student’s ability to maintain good academic standing
- Employment may not displace a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Students should contact the Financial Aid Office for on-campus employment opportunities. The Financial Aid Office is located on the second floor of the PEO Building. They may be reached by phone at 319.385.6242, or by email at email@example.com.
F-1 students are only allowed to work off-campus under one of three circumstances: Severe Economic Hardship, Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and Optional Practical Training (OPT). These opportunities are strictly governed by the USCIS.
Eligibility to work off-campus requires the following:
- Otherwise lawful status as an F-1 students
- Completion of at least one academic year of study as an F-1 student
- Good academic standing
- Application and/or authorization through USCIS. (Students should contact the Office of Student Life for assistance.)
- Students must not work more than 20 hours per week (including any other authorized work on or off campus) while classes are in session, nor more than 40 hours per week total during any holiday or vacation periods. Students are only eligible to work break periods provided they intend to enroll the following term.
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