Economic Hardship Allowed for F-1 Visas Only

Special student relief is allowed for F-1 Visas only.

Only F-1 visa holders from the following countries are eligible:

  • Indonesia
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Haiti

M-1 visa holders are not eligible even if from one of the five countries noted above.

Definitions - Work authorized following DHS suspension of or altering of rules regarding employment eligibility. DHS must have published a notice in the Federal Register with the specifics of who is eligible and the procedures for application. Only two notices have ever been published and they remains in effect until it is rescinded.

Procedure - Consult with an IISS DSO for additional information and instructions.

JCCC Career Development can help you prepare for networking, applying for a job, creating a resume, preparing for information and employment interviews and writing thank you notes and cover letters.