J-1 students may be employed
at most on-campus jobs after requesting
student employment permission from the ISSO. The employment
must occur on the premises of the University and 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 and when classes are not
in session during winter intersession and spring recess.
J-1 students who withdraw from classes or who otherwise fail
to maintain status, must discontinue on-campus employment immediately.
You Have a DS-2019 Not Issued by Boston University
If a J-1 program sponsor other than Boston University has issued
your DS-2019 (as noted in section 2 of your document), you must
provide the ISSO with a letter from your program sponsor that permits
you to work on-campus at Boston University. Until you provide such
a letter, or your document already specifies on-campus employment
is required for your studies (e.g. Graduate Teaching Fellows and
Research Assistants), you will not be permitted to accept on-campus
After Completion of Academic Program
J-1 students who have completed their academic program are no longer
eligible to work on campus unless they have been issued a new DS-2019
to begin a new program and are registered for the next semester
of study at Boston University. Otherwise, they may continue working
only if authorized by the ISSO (or their sponsoring agency listed
in section 2 of the DS-2019) for Academic
Training employment that is related to their field of study.
Social Security Number
You will need a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) in order to receive
a paycheck. Click here
to read about obtaining an SSN.
Questions About Taxes and Your Boston University
Please contact Student Payroll
if you have questions about taxes or any problems with your Boston