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International Employment

Student Employment

Foreign students with valid F-1 status are eligible for on-campus employment. No special authorization from the Department of Homeland Security is needed to obtain this type of employment. However, a social security card is required. The University has a student employment office for students seeking on-campus employment. New students must contact student employment services at part-timejobs@wtamu.edu to be given access to the database.

On-campus employment is limited to 20-hours per week during the fall and spring semesters. Employment in excess of 20 hours per week during the fall or spring semester is unlawful. During vacation periods and holidays, students may work 21-40 hours per week.

Students with valid F-1 status may receive authorization for off-campus employment from the Department of Homeland Security. This authorization may be granted by Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) or Economic Hardship. However, students must have completed two long semesters (fall,spring) of full time attendance for eligibility.

For information on student employment, visit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement