International Students

International students may be eligible to participate in the non work-study program only. They must obtain a social security number and have their I-9 forms completed by the International Services Office (ISO) before they can begin work. Information on how to obtain a social security number is located on the ISO website (www.udmercy.edu/iso).

International students must follow the steps below when applying for on campus employment:

  1. View the open Non work-study positions outside of the Financial Aid Office and contact the supervisors to apply for the job.
  2. If you find a job, return to the Financial Aid Office and obtain the International Student Employee Packet. This packet includes the I-9 form and information on how to apply for a social security card.
  3. Take the I-9 form within three days of being hired to the ISO to have employment eligibility verified.
  4. If you do not already have a U.S. social security card follow the instructions on “how to obtain a social security card”.  NOTE: International Students must have a U.S. social security number before they can begin work.
  5. Return your completed International Student Employee Packet, including a copy of your social security card to the Financial Aid Office before you begin work.

Eligibility Guidelines

  • International students must be registered at least part-time to (6 credit hours undergrad; 5 credit hours graduate students).
  • They may only work 20 hours per week during the regular academic year and they may work up to 35 hours during the summer semester if they are taking fewer than six credits.  Any international student taking at least six credits during the summer is limited to 20 hours per week.
International students follow the same Student Employment Guidelines as other non work study students. For additional information on employment for International Students, visit the ISO website (www.udmercy.edu/iso).