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International Students

International students are eligible to work on campus (if allowed by the conditions of their visa) under the University Work Program, but must be processed through the Office of International Taxation to receive their Release to Work form. It is illegal to work before this form is received.

It is important to note that your visa has a stipulation on how many hours you may work each week. This is tracked very closely and if violations occur, it will result in no longer being able to work under the program and possible violations to your immigration status.

20/40 Work Hours Rules

Per terms of their visa, international students must abide by the work hour limitations; they can only work 20 hours per week during the academic year and 40 hours during the summer and breaks.

If a student violates these hours they will be terminated from the student employment program. Be sure to include hours for salary and lump sum payments into your weekly work totals.

If you are unsure of how many hours that will be assigned, contact Mike Pagano, (804) 289-8438, prior to working them.