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F-1 Students and On-Campus Employment

As an F-1 student, employment must be authorized.

Employment is defined as any type of work performed or services provided in exchange for money, tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, food or any other benefit. Please consult with the Office of International Programs before beginning any work or service of any kind.

On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment provides a paycheck from Doane University this includes; admissions, residence life, student leadership, maintenance, teaching assistantships, landscape services, food service, or library, etc. Paperwork for on-campus employment is processed by the Payroll Office, Financial Aid Office, and the employing supervisor.
F-1 students are restricted to the number of hours they may work.

  • During the Fall and Spring semesters, students are allowed 20 hours per week maximum.
  • During semester breaks, official school holidays, or summer vacations students are allowed 21 hours or more.
  • F-1 students may not work on-campus after completing a program unless they have obtained a new I-20 and plan to enroll the following term in a new degree program. (Such as starting a Masters degree after graduating with a Bachelors). Visit the Office of International Programs for more information.