International Student Registration Guide: Employment

Employment for international students in the U.S. is limited by law. International students may ONLY work on-campus up to 20 hours per week while classes are in session and up to 39 hours per week during breaks and holidays. However, the availability of on-campus jobs is limited, and students should not rely on on-campus employment as a significant source of financial support.

Students may not work off-campus without permission from the U.S. government, and this permission is granted only under very specific circumstances. Working off-campus without permission will result in loss of non-immigrant status.