International students in both F-1 and J-1 visa types have permission to find on-campus employment, also known as work-study. Work-study employment is limited to twenty working hours per week. On campus employment is generally very competitive and, in many situations, is awarded to students based on financial need, determined by the United States Department of Education. These positions are reserved exclusively for American students.  Students should not expect to support their tuition and living expenses through an on-campus employment as these positions typically do not pay more than $7.50 per hour. Once a student graduates, he/she is no longer eligible to hold a work-study position.


Students interested in off-campus employment should seek advice and approval from the Office of International and Scholar Services staff before working off-campus. The three types of off-campus employment are-

Applications for CPT and OPT employment can be accessed by clicking the above bulleted points.

A J-1 student interested in off-campus employment may be eligible for Academic Training or Economic Need Employment. Academic Training is a type of off-campus work authorization for employment in a student's field of study. Students interested in working off-campus must schedule an appointment with the Director of the OISSS to verify that work authorization is applicable.

International students may not accept any form of paid/unpaid employment, including internships, without consulting the Director of International Student and Scholar Services.