F-1 students may be employed
at most on-campus jobs. On-campus employment may not exceed 20
hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. However, full-time
(more than 20 hours per week) on-campus employment is allowed during
the summer vacation break between semesters of study, and when classes
are not in session during winter intersession and spring recess.
If summer is a student's first or final semester, only part-time
employment (20 hours per week or less) is permitted.
Important Note: F-1 students who withdraw from
classes, or who have otherwise failed
to maintain status, must discontinue on-campus
Please follow the procedures at the link above before
starting a job on-campus. Failure to follow proper procedures
could cause you unnecessary delays in receiving a paycheck.
Social Security Number
You will also need a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) in order
to receive a paycheck. Click here
for further information on applying for a Social Security Number.
Questions About Taxes and Your Boston University
Employment After Completion of Academic Program
Please contact Student
Payroll if you have questions about taxes or any questions
about your Boston University paycheck.
F-1 students who have completed their academic program are no longer
eligible to work on-campus, unless they have been issued an I-20 and
are registered to begin a new program in the next semester of study
at Boston University. Otherwise, they must be authorized for Optional
Practical Training and may only engage in employment that
is related to their field of study.