||Posted: 26 Apr 2009 01:30 pm
I am in U.S. working on a full time H1B visa, due to the current economic conditions my employer has already laid off some of the employees. I do not want to find myself in such a difficult situation, so I am thinking about either changing my full time H1B to part time and go to school full time or to take up a full time graduate school degree , which means changing from H1B to F1.I am concerned about the following issues:-
1. Can I have a part time H1b and attend a full time school ?
2. If I get a part time H1B, do I need a student visa to go back to school?
3. After I change my H1B status to F1 and in the middle of my Degree course if I get an offer for full time H1b position, can I again change the status to H1? In this case do I have to leave the country to apply for H1 or not ?
4. Am I eligible to get any scholarship or grant from school if I am on a part time H1B status?
Kindly give me advice. Thank you.