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F-1 Severe Economic Hardship

If other employment opportunities are not available or are insufficient, a student in F-1 status may request off-campus work authorization based on severe economic hardship caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the student’s control.

Eligibility:

  • You must have been enrolled full time for one full academic year
  • You must be in good standing and carrying a full course of study
  • You must demonstrate that acceptance of employment will not interfere with carrying a full course of study
  • You must demonstrate that on-campus work is insufficient

If you believe that you could qualify for Severe Economic Hardship, come see an ISSS advisor to discuss the procedures to request this kind of work authorization.