Severe economic hardship is considered to be hardship that is caused by situations beyond your control. Examples include loss of financial aid, significant changes in currency exchange or unexpected loss of sponsorship. Eligibility You must have maintained your F-1 student status for at least one academic year (three terms). In addition, you must be able to demonstrate
Procedure You must submit the following items to your international student advisor for recommendation:
Note: This type of employment does not affect the 12 months of available OPT. You may only work part-time while school is in session, but full-time during vacation breaks. It will take approximately two months for the USCIS to process your application.