Authorization based on Economic Hardship is intended for students who have experienced financial need that is both unforeseen and beyond the student's control since beginning their studies at UND. It is available for students in F1 or J1 status.
Economic Hardship should be considered only after all other potential employment opportunities have been found to be insufficient.
There are no restrictions on the type of employment, but students are still restricted to working a maximum of 20 hours per week.
Authorization is granted for periods of up to one year
Authorization is granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U.S.C.I.S.)
Applications can take 3-4 months for review. You may not begin working until the application has been approved and your employment authorization document has been received.