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International Students

Dotting the i's. Crossing the t's.

Immigration regulations do permit international students in F or J status to work on campus. Before beginning work, international students must complete certain university and governmental processes. Once offered a position on campus, international students should visit the Center for International Programs to obtain instructions on how to apply for a Social Security Number.

International student employees must apply for a Social Security Number before being permitted to work. In order to apply for a Social Security Number, you must take your Social Security Letter for F-1/J-1 Students to the Social Security Administration immediately after receiving the offer of employment. You will receive a letter from Social Security that states you have applied for the number. You may take the letter to Student Employment and fill out the required paperwork to begin working on campus. Once you receive your Social Security Number, you will need to return to Student Employment to update your employment records.

Forms for All Student Employees:
  • Federal I-9 Form: Required to confirm employment eligibility. This process must be completed on or before the first day of work. You will be required to bring proof of your eligibility to work in the United States to the Student Employment office and complete the I-9 Form. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the USCIS websiteOriginal documents are required by Federal Law.
  • Federal Tax Withholding Form: W-4: Earnings are subject to federal taxes. Once hired, you can update your W-4 form through Porches.
  • State of Ohio Tax Withholding Form: IT-4: As a student employee within the State of Ohio, your earnings are subject to state taxation. If your permanent residence is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, or West Virginia, you may elect to claim exemption from Ohio taxes.
  • Direct Deposit Form: You will need to provide your bank's routing and transit number plus your account number. 
  • Emergency Contact Form: At least one emergency contact is requested.

Student Employment

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711