Jobs for International Students
(8 C.F. 214.2 (f)(9)(i))
An F-1 student is allowed to work on-campus 20 hours a week while school is in
An F-1 student may, however, work on-campus full-time when school is not in session
or during the annual vacation. Note: Chaffey College limits all student employees to a weekly maximum of 35 hours per week during non-academic periods.
Also, you may check with different departments to see if there are jobs available.
New F-1 visa students may not begin on-campus employment more than 30
days prior to the actual start of classes.
Guidelines for On-Campus Employment
Student must bring a letter from the prospective employer concerning the nature of the
job, number of work hours, and amount (pay).
Based on the information received, the student will receive a letter of support certifying that
the job qualifies as on-campus employment and that the student is in F-1 status for
the Social Security Administration.
Student employment record stays on the file.
If student is working more than the hours he/she is eligible or unauthorized work,
student's SEVIS record will be terminated for the reason of "Unauthorized
Off-Campus Work Authorization
An-F1 student may be authorized to work off-campus on a part-time
basis in accordance with immigration after having been F1
visa student for one full academic year and provided that the student
is in good academic standing as determined by the DSO. Off-campus
employment is granted, on a case-by-case basis, only to
an F-1 student who can prove that new, unexpected, circumstances
have created severe economic hardship. To apply for off-campus job permission through immigration, please make an appointment to meet with the International Student Advisor.
Part-time off campus employment is authorized and limited to no
more than twenty hours a week when school is in session.
A student who is granted off-campus employment authorization
may work full-time during holidays or school vacation.
The employment authorization is automatically terminated
whenever the student fails to maintain status.
Severe Economic Hardship
If on-campus employment is not available, student may request
off-campus employment work authorization based upon severe
economic hardship caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond
the student's control. These circumstances may include loss of
financial aid or on-campus employment without fault on the part
of the student, substantial fluctuations in the value of currency or
exchange rate, inordinate increase in tuition and /or living costs,
unexpected changes in the financial condition of the student's
source of support, medical bills, or other substantial and