Student Employment Guidelines

Allowable Work Hours 

Generally, during an enrolled semester or summer, students should work no more than 20 hours per week or 50% time. International students holding either an F-1 or a J-1 visa CANNOT work more than 20 hours per week, or 50% time.

The Graduate Studies Office has published the workload hours for Graduate Students. For more information, contact the Graduate Studies Office.

Tax Withholding on Student Wages 

All employees (including students) must complete a W-4 Form for Federal Withholding and a G-4 Form for State Withholding. Federal and State taxes are taken out of checks according to the withholding specified on these forms.

Students are exempt from FICA withholdings. International students may be exempt from Federal Taxes if she/he is from a country that has a tax treaty with the United States. For more information regarding Tax Treaties, go to the Non-US Citizen Employment Information.

For more specific information regarding tax withholding, contact the IRS or the Georgia Department of Revenue.