If other employment opportunities are not available or are otherwise insufficient, an eligible F-1 student may request off-campus work authorization based on severe economic hardship caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the student's control. These circumstances may include:
You are eligible to apply for employment based on severe economic hardship if you:
The student is not required to have a job offer before applying for this type of employment authorization, and the job is not restricted to student's field of study/major. Economic hardship permission does not affect OPT.
To apply, please make an appointment with an international student advisor.