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International Student Employment

Employment in F1 Status:

  • Students in F1 Status may only obtain on-campus work. Students may work on campus for no more than 20 hours per week while school is in session and 40 hours per week during school breaks.
  • Students must have a social security number in order to work.
    1. First you must show proof that you have employment. The Financial Aid Office has a list of job opportunities on campus. You may also inquire in the Computer Center, the Mailroom, the Library, and with Facilities and Campus Services.
    2. The International Center will give you a letter to take to the Social Security Office.
    3. Take the letter from the International Center, hiring form, your passport, original I-20, visa and I-94 to the Social Security Office at 1550 Main Street, Springfield. You will fill out an application at the SS office. You may download the form at
  • To start work at Springfield College, you will need an “Authorization to Hire" form that is available in the Financial Aid Office, or from the supervisor where you plan to work.
  • You will be required to record your work hours on a form provided by your supervisor.
  • Paychecks are issued every two weeks. They may be picked up at the Business Office window on Friday between 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.
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