A Social Security Card must be obtained to work in the United States. Social Security Numbers are used to report your wages to the government.
The following documents are necessary to obtain a social security card:
You are eligible to work immediately after you apply for your social security card.Most students receive their social security card in the mail 2 weeks after they apply.
PUT YOUR CAMPUS ADDRESS ON THE SOCIAL SECURITY APPLICATION SO THAT YOUR CARD IS SENT DIRECTLY TO YOU.
To receive a paycheck the U.S. requires every student to complete the I-9 and W-4 tax forms. You can complete these at the Financial Aid Office, which will require that you have your social security number. You must take your passport with you to complete these forms since you are required to establish your identity. Once the I-9 and W-4 forms are completed the University can issue you a time card which is required to be completed and submitted to the Business Office in order to receive a paycheck.