All new students are required to join the International Orientation on August 20-24, 2012.
Department of Homeland Security aggressive about updating address with students in the US on F-1 and J-1 visas!
Some international students during their stay in U.S. discover their currency has become devalued, a family member dies who they depend on for support, or their sponsor loses his/her job. These are all incidents which can lead a student to Severe Economic Hardship. The hardship must be beyond the student's control. For example, if a student is dismissed from an assistantship because of their attitude or absences, this will not qualify the student for severe hardship. To inquire about this, make an appointment with the International Education to speak with the director about the possibilities of applying for off-campus employment based on severe economic hardship. You can reach IE at 931-372-3634
To qualify: Student must be in F-1 status for one year before it is applicable; complete form I-765 (note C, 3, i) and the student must write a letter of explanation with documentation in English to support this fact. The duration of the work authorization will be one year.