Work Hour Limitations

International students are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week (Sunday through Saturday) during academic periods and 40 hours during breaks. We use the official end-date of the semester to determine when a student can increase their hours. Students' hours are tracked closely and students will be terminated from the student employment program if they violate this requirement. Hours must be submitted timely in the current payroll period.

Your visa requires compliance and must not be violated, even once. If you have questions, please contact Krittika Onsanit in International Education or Devon Slough in the Office of International Taxation.

End of the semester payments, check requests for one-time payments, or salary jobs are assigned a specific weekly hour amount which must be taken into account towards your weekly work-hour limits, regardless of when they are actually paid to you. Late payment hours are added to previous applicable pay period totals to ensure you did not exceed your limits. If you are unsure as to the amount of hours assigned to your position, contact your direct supervisor. Resident Assistants (RAs) are assigned 15 hours per week.

International students who are graduating must stop working on or before graduation day. Exchange students whose exchange has ended must stop working the last day of class.