As an F-1 student, you are eligible to work ONLY ON-CAMPUS, for no
more than 20 hours a week during the academic year, which is usually from
August to May.
During semester break and the summer you can work ONLY ON CAMPUS,
This is for students who have not been authorized for CPT/OPT.
All paperwork for on-campus work can be completed by the department that
Please note that on-campus employment is not permitted after completion
of a degree unless the student has been issued a form I-20 to begin a new
program with intentions to enroll for the following semester.
Work violations do not qualify for reinstatement. If you work illegally, you
could be subject to Deportation.
Note: F-1 International Students are not permitted to work off-campus unless they are authorized for CPT or OPT, or if other very specific conditions are met.