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Graduate assistantships are intended to provide minimal support to enable a student to spend the maximum amount of time in the pursuit of his/her graduate studies with the objective of completing the degree in the shortest amount of time.  To this end, it is considered inappropriate for a full-time graduate assistant to be engaged in substantial additional employment other than in an incidental way.  Except in unusual circumstances and with the approval of the academic college dean and the dean of Graduate Studies, a graduate assistant may not hold an additional formal appointment through which the total commitment of service at KSU thus exceeds 20 hours per week. 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has limited part-time employment for international students to no more than 20 hours per week during the semester.  Allowing an international student to work more than 20 hours per week could have serious implications for the student and the University. International students may work up to 28-hours when classes are not in session (winter and spring breaks and summer).