Social Security Number

F-1 students are only eligible to receive a Social Security Number if they will receive payment for on or off campus employment with the proper authorization from USCIS. For students entering Health Science programs, please remember that a social security number may be required depending on your program for state licensure. We can assist you in finding on campus employment.


All F-1 students who resided in the United States during the year are required to complete federal tax forms. Even if you were NOT employed, you are still required to file form 8843 with the Internal Revenue Service. Below you will find form 8843 as well as filing instructions

FORM 8843