NEWSFLASH .......All non-resident aliens wishing to claim exempt from federal withholding via a tax treaty must now come to the payroll office - Administration Bldg, Rm 142.  Employees who do not have social security # are not allowed to fill out a W-4 form.  Non resident aliens who do have social security numbers may not claim exempt on their W-4 form.


International students MUST be cleared by the International Student and Scholars Office and MUST have a valid social security or tax identification number before they can BEGIN employment.

Section 1

  • For J-1 Visa Holders : The student must request and receive employment authorization in writing from his/her J-1 program sponsor. The conditions of his/her employment will be specified in the letter and the student must comply with all conditions so specified.

Section 2

  • For F-1 Visa Holders : Students are eligible to accept employment as follows:

  1. Must have a valid I-20 issued by FAU, a valid passport, and a valid I-94 card (marked F-1 D/S)

  2. Must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credit hours for undergraduates and 9 credit hours for graduates), except

  1. Final semester of study

  2. Reduced course load approval from ISSS

  3. Summer semester, unless the student begins program of study during the summer semester

  1. May not exceed 20 hours of employment per week (except during official breaks and holidays, including summer, provided that the student is eligible and intends to register for the following semester).

  2. If working in more than one department on-campus, total employment hours may not exceed 20 hours per week.

  3. Must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduates)

  4. Must comply with all F-1 regulations and maintain valid Immigration Status.

Review the above conditions carefully. Students and Departments should contact the International Student and Scholar Services Office (SU 80 -214, 561-297-3049, or for further clarification. S tudents are responsible for maintaining their own legal status and for complying with employment guidelines.

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Boca Raton, Florida 33431  
Telephone: (561) 297-6156  
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