At Coe, international students have access to many academic, social, and financial opportunities for success, which includes work-study. See below for some common questions and answers.
In order to obtain a work study job, international students must show financial need and must be enrolled in a minimum of three course credits. For more information on eligibility or obtaining a position, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid.
If an international student is eligible for a work study award, it will be listed on their I-20 under the section "On-Campus Employment" (see yellow box below). International students are eligible for institutional (Coe) work-study, but are not eligible for federal work-study (from the US government).
If you do not have anything listed in the "On-Campus Employment" section and would like to apply to be considered for an institutional work-study award, please complete this form if you are a degree seeking student and this form if you are an exchange student.
All students at Coe apply for positions through Handshake, accessible at coe.joinhandshake.com.
In order to legally work in the United States, international students must have a Social Security Number (SSN). If a student does not have a SSN, they must apply for one. Please visit the International Student Affairs page for more information about a Social Security Number, its uses and how to apply for one.
In order to work off-campus, international students must apply for CPT.
Paid employment options for exchange international students differ, in some ways, than those available for degree-seeking international students.
If your questions are still not answered, please contact Peter Gerlach (firstname.lastname@example.org).