Student Employment

International Students

International Student Employment Information

Generally, F-1 students are only allowed to work on campus for 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters (40 hours during breaks and annual vacation). For a job to be considered to be “on campus” you must receive a USF generated paycheck or the on-campus location must offer essential services to students, such as the Sun Dome or the USF Barnes & Noble.

Increase Work Hours during Breaks & Vacations

Employment must not exceed 20 hours a week while school is in session, but an F-1 student may work on campus full-time when school is not in session or during annual vacation.

United States Income Tax

Your paycheck may be lower than the anticipated amount due to tax withholdings. The amount withheld from your paycheck is dependent upon your tax status which, in turn, is determined by your visa classification and the amount of time you have been in the United States.