Students in F-1 status are eligible to participate in employment on-campus. On-campus employment is limited to 20 hours per week while school is in session. Employment may be full-time during vacation periods for students who are eligible and intend to register for the subsequent academic term.
There are two types of on-campus employment for international students.
- Student Worker: Contact Financial Aid (for undergraduates only).
- Graduate Assistant: Contact departments for job availability.
There are two components for qualified on-campus employment.
- Limits on the type and location of the employment; and
- Limited to jobs that do not displace an U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident.
On-campus employment for F-1 students is work that takes place either at GSU or at on off-campus location that is educationally affiliated with GSU. This work could be for an on-campus commercial Business, like a bookstore or cafeteria, as long as they work, directly provides services for students.
Employment located on-campus that does not directly involve services to students (e.g., construction work), does not qualify as on-campus employment. However, work with an employee that is contractually affiliated with the school is considered on-campus employment even if the work site is not located on the campus (e.g., a research lab affiliated with GSU).
Educational affiliation means, the job is associated with GSU's established curriculum or is part of contractually funded research projects at the post graduate level.
Employment on-campus has to be for the school or for a company that contracts with the school to serve students directly.
On-campus employment must stop once you complete your studies.
To be eligible for on-campus employment, you must meet the following criteria.
- Your I-94 card must indicate "F-1" valid for "Duration of Status."
- You must maintain your F-1 status.
On-campus employment that complies with the guidelines mentioned above does not need written or verbal authorization from the Office of International Services.
Students must have a U.S. Social Security Number in order to work on-campus. If you do not have a U.S. Social Security Number, you must contact the Social Security Office in your area.