USCIS regulations permit currently enrolled F-1 students to work on campus. On-campus jobs are plentiful at Concordia and most departments hire student workers. Regulations limit F-1 students to working no more than 20 hours per week while school is in session – during official school breaks there is no USCIS limitation to on-campus hours, but different departments may have policies that might limit how much you can work to no more than 40 hours per week. Please check directly with your supervisor. Students may work during a break between semesters, provided they plan to attend Concordia the next semester. Students who have graduated, are transferring, or who otherwise will not attend in the coming semester may NOT work during a break.
The Concordia Language Village locations are part of campus. You may work during breaks, but again only if you plan to enroll the following term. If you graduate or will not attend the following term, on-campus employment cannot be automatically authorized.
Any employment authorization a student has automatically ends if the student fails to maintain his or her F-1 status or transfers to another school.
On-Campus Job Opportunities
All on-campus student positions are posted on Career Link. There are off-campus opportunities posted here as well, so be sure to filter the posts appropriately.Search On-Campus Opportunities
You should comply with all federal (United States) and state income tax regulations while you are a Concordia student. Concordia staff are not tax professionals, and we cannot and do not offer any tax advice. Learning and complying with tax regulations is expected of all employees in the U.S. Filing taxes can be a complex undertaking and may require you to seek professional assistance.
Concordia international students have free access to tax preparation software, which can be used to prepare a U.S. nonresident alien tax return. Contact Susanna to obtain your access code to use the software.Glacier Tax Prep software
Receiving a Social Security Number
Federal Building/Post Office, 657 2nd Ave. N., #320, Fargo, ND
Please bring the following items with you:
- Passport including US visa
- I-94 entry form
- Evidence of being employed and in F-1 status; this document is a job offer on letterhead signed by your supervisor and a DSO
- Completed social security application
Only F-1 students who work are eligible to apply for and receive a social security card.Certification of F-1 Employment Form Social Security Application