Amount of Work Allowed

Regular Daytime Students

  • Fall/Winter- Maximum amount of hours per week a student employee can work is 20 (week runs Saturday 12:00 am- Friday 11:59 pm).
  • Spring/Summer- Maximum amount of hours per week a student employee can work is 40.

International Students

  • Fall/Winter- Maximum amount of hours per week an international student employee can work is 20 (week runs Saturday 12:00 am- Friday 11:59 pm).
  • Spring/Summer- Maximum amount of hours per week an international student employee who is on their break period can work is 40.

IMPORTANT NOTE: International students jeopardize their visa status if this limit is exceeded even by 1 second. To avoid jeopardizing their visa status, supervisors should only schedule international students to work 19 hours per week and carefully monitor their work hours. If an international student works more than 20 hours in a week, they will be immediately terminated and lose their status with the University, which may result in deportation.

For more information, including times when a student may work more than 20 hours per week, please visit BYU’s Human Resources page for the holiday/break schedule.