Employment Information for F-1 Students
- On-campus employment must either be performed on the school's premises (including on-location commercial firms which provide direct services for students on campus, such as the school bookstore or cafeteria), or at an off-campus location which is educationally affiliated with the school. In the case of off-campus locations, the educational affiliation must be associated with the school's established curriculum or related to contractually funded research projects at the post-graduate level.
- Employment located on-campus that does not directly involve services to students (such as construction work) does not qualify as on-campus employment.
- An F-1 student may engage in any on-campus employment which will not displace United States residents.
- On-campus employment must not exceed 20 hours a week while school is in session. An F-1 student may, however, work on campus full time when school is not in session or during the annual vacation.
- Upon initial entry to begin a new course of study, an F-1 student may not begin on-campus employment more than 30 days prior to the actual start of classes.
- In the case of a school transfer, the student may only engage in on-campus employment at the school having jurisdiction over the student's SEVIS record.
- If the student engages in any unauthorized employment or works hours in excess of those allowed, his or her SEVIS record will be terminated, and the student may have to leave the United States.
- After following the procedures outlined in the Student Employment section (http://www.pepperdine.edu/studentemployment/), you must follow these steps in order to obtain a US Social Security Number (SSN). A SSN is required in order to receive payment and report your income to the US government agencies for tax purposes.
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