On-Campus Employment

Policy

F-1 students are generally permitted to work part-time at the campus that issued their currently valid I-20, while they are attending that school and maintaining their F-1 status. General requirements:

  • Students must be fully enrolled while employed.
  • Students must submit the On-Campus Employment Form each semester that they intend to work.
  • Students may only work part-time and the work must be on the Baylor campus (some work may be allowed off campus if the off-campus location is educationally affiliated with the school.) Students may only work a maximum of 20 hours each week during fall and spring semesters. This includes both graduate assistantships and student worker positions
  • During official breaks when school is not in session, students may work up to 40 hours each week if they are not enrolled in classes at the time - this includes Christmas Break, Spring Break, and Summer Break.
  • Students are not required to have a job in order to be given work authorization; however, once a job is found the student will have to immediately apply for a Social Security Card which requires a letter from the employer and a letter from the Baylor ISSS Office. See the Social Security Card Policy and Procedure for more information.
  • Graduate students receiving a stipend must also submit written approval from their Graduate Program Director to the ISSS Office. Graduate students should send approval to the Graduate Office to work an additional job.
  • Students who are pending reinstatement are not eligible to work on-campus. (This does not apply to graduate assistantships.)
  • Students should allow 5 business days to process paperwork.

Procedure

  1. Student completes On-Campus Employment Form. This form must be submitted each semester that the student wishes to work.
  2. DSO reviews form and confirms that student is eligible to work.
  3. Verification of eligibility is sent to the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid, the Office of Human Resources and the any listed supervisor.
  4. The DSO will email the student whether their request is approved or denied.