Working while you’re a student at NAU
F-1 students are eligible to engage in on-campus employment opportunities during their program of study. Visit Handshake for on-campus job opportunities at NAU.
What is considered on-campus employment? Accordion Closed
It is important to keep in mind that employment activity that takes place on-campus does not necessarily mean that the job can be considered as “on-campus employment.” According to F-1 regulations, on-campus employment means that NAU will be your employer, and the paycheck should come from NAU. If you are uncertain whether a job is considered on-campus, please make sure to check with ISSS.
How many hours can I work? Accordion Closed
On-campus employment is an option for F-1 international students but is limited to a maximum of 20 hours a week (part-time) during the fall and spring semesters and full-time during summer and university breaks. F-1 undergraduate and graduate students may begin on-campus employment at the beginning of their first semester at NAU. If the summer semester is your first or final semester, you are limited to 20 hours (part-time) of on-campus work per week.
Working more than 20 hours per week when limited to part-time work will lead to termination of your SEVIS record.
Do I need special authorization for on-campus employment? Accordion Closed
F-1 students do not need work authorization for on-campus employment. Students must apply for a social security number (SSN) prior to beginning employment. Please submit the request for a social security number support letter on iNAU. You will use the letter that the ISSS generates for you to request a social security number from the Social Security Administration. If you already have a social security number, you do not need to apply for another one.
What is my final day of on-campus employment eligibility? Accordion Closed
F-1 students are eligible to engage in on-campus employment opportunities as long as they have a valid program at NAU and continue to maintain their F-1 student status. If a student fails to maintain their F-1 status they are no longer eligible to engage in on-campus employment.
The last date of a student’s final term is the last day they are eligible to engage in on-campus employment. Students who will be continuing at NAU in a new program should contact their ISSS advisor to discuss continued on-campus employment eligibility.