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Severe Economic Necessity

An F-1 student who has maintained F-1 status for one full academic year and is in good standing may apply for off-campus employment based on unforeseen severe economic hardship.  To qualify for this type of employment, the student must document the economic hardship and show that part-time employment opportunities on campus are insufficient to meet the student’s needs.  Economic hardship refers to financial problems caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the student’s control.
Please see the Director of International Programs for details on how to apply for this type of work permit.



Contact Information

Elizabeth Slack
Director of International Programs
International & ESL Programs
University of Charleston
2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV  25304

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