There are a number of employment opportunities for international students at Logan University.
Students in F-1 status are allowed to work on campus for up to twenty hours/week when school is in session and full-time during vacation periods. Most on campus jobs pay between $5.15 to $10 per hour. Paychecks are posted every two weeks.
Students on an I-20 are not permitted to work off-campus (with the exception of OPT) and jeopardize their status by doing so.
Optional Practical Training
Optional practical training is available both before and after F-1 students graduate, once they have been in the United States and enrolled full-time for nine months in F-1 status. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is designed to strengthen the skills students have gained in their educational programs. Consequently, OPT must be directly related to the students' major field of study. Prior to completion of studies, OPT is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session (full time during vacation periods). After students finish their studies, they may apply for full time OPT. Application for full-time OPT, post graduation, must be made prior to graduation. Complete instructions are available in the Registrar's Office.
NOTE: Only 12 months of Optional Practical Training may be granted during students' entire course of study at each degree level. Careful planning is quite important so that work time is not wasted.
Employment Based on Unforeseen Severe Economic Hardship
Requires detailed, specific documentation of the hardship by the student. BCIS authorization is difficult to obtain. Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.