F1 Severe Economic Hardship

Off-campus employment based on Severe Economic Hardship - If a student is suffering from severe economic hardship based on unforeseen circumstances beyond his or her control, the student may be eligible to apply for employment authorization. Examples include the following: unexpected changes in the financial condition of the student's source of support, medical bills for the student or the student's sponsor, or other substantial and unexpected expenses.

Students wishing to apply for this employment authorization should report to the Office of Global Affairs. Advisors there will guide the student through the application process.