For the purpose of employment at the University of North Florida, and in order to consider a student exempt from the payment of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA), student workers must be enrolled at least half-time and regularly attend classes at UNF.For the purpose of employment at UNF, a half-time undergraduate student is defined as a degree-seeking student enrolled at UNF in a minimum of six credit hours in fall and spring semesters (four credit hours during the summer). Graduate students must be enrolled at UNF in four credit hours in fall and spring (three credit hours during the summer).Student workers participating in the Federal College Work-Study Program (FWSP) at the undergraduate or graduate level are required to be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at UNF in each term (fall, spring, and summer) and are limited to 20 work hours per week while classes are in session.Student workers, except FWSP and international students, are allowed to work up to 40 hours per week and retain FICA exemption. International students must be enrolled full-time and are limited to 20 work hours per week during fall and spring semesters. These student workers should check with The International Center for further information (904) 620-2657.Any student not meeting the above criteria or not showing sufficient legal documentation to approve exemption from FICA shall be required to have FICA deducted from all wages earned during the period of ineligibility. If a student’s FICA status changes from non-exempt to exempt, none of the FICA previously withheld shall be refunded.Students interested in employment opportunities, other than Federal Work-Study, are urged to refer to the job listing maintained by the Office of Human Resources, the Career Services Office, or to seek employment independently.
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