All international students are eligible to work on campus in 1501 positions as part of their F-1 or J-1 immigration status as long as you meet the requirements of your F-1 or J-1 visa status. Students are limited by law to working a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester, but may work on campus over 20 hours per week during breaks and holidays including Spring Break, Winter Break and summer vacation. If you do not meet the requirements of your F-1 or J-1 visa status, you will not be able to continue on-campus employment.
The maximum a student can earn by working 20 hours per week is approximately $2000 per semester before taxes are taken out. Although working on-campus can provide money for some expenses, it can not be depended on to cover your educational costs. Furthermore, student worker positions are limited and quite competitive.