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Severe Economic (SEH) Authorization Tutorial



PLEASE NOTE: This tutorial was created to assist students who are experiencing severe financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances and wish to apply for off-campus work authorization from USCIS. After reviewing the tutorial, please, call 316-978-3232 and schedule a meeting with an International Student Advisor to discuss your next steps if you would like to move forward in applying.


The purpose of this tutorial is to inform students about the process of applying for severe economic hardship authorization from USCIS.  We will cover eligibility requirements, expectations, and suggested documentation.  The information contained on our website is provided as a service to the international students, faculty, staff, employees, and administrators of Wichita State University, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter.  Our goal is to provide useful information, but we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website or any associated site.  As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. Neither Wichita State University nor the Office of International Education (OIE) is responsible for any errors or omissions contained in this website, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.

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