Restrictions on Hours Worked

According to USCIS regulations, you may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session. You may work full time during vacation periods: winter intersession, spring break, and summer recess.

Weekly-salaried paid teaching fellows, and research assistants are commonly considered to be working twenty hours a week and therefore cannot also work in an hourly-paid position during the academic year. If your department’s requirement is less than 20 hours per week, you may have another job, but the combined weekly hours for both jobs must not exceed 20 hours.

Residence Assistants working in Boston University dormitories are considered to working 20 hours per week and therefore cannot work in another position during the academic year.