Economic Hardship

In certain cases, students who have suffered severe economic hardship may be able to get permission from USCIS to work off-campus part-time. Normally, the circumstances must be severe enough to prevent the student’s sponsor from continuing to provide adequate financial support, and must be out of the sponsor’s control. Examples might include severe natural disaster, sudden economic crisis, or severe medical issues that affect the sponsor’s business.

If you have questions about applying for work permission based on severe economic hardship, please contact your advisor in the International Education Programs (IEP) Office.