Vocational student or other nonacademic student
INA Section 101(a)(15)(M)(i) 8 CFR 214.2(m)
Employment other than for practical training is not authorized. Practical training may be authorized only after completion of the course of study and if approved by USCIS. Proposed employment must be for practical training related to the student’s course of study, and designated school official must determine that comparable employment is not available in student’s country of residence. One month of practical training may be authorized for every 4 months of full-time study completed, with a maximum of 6 months total for practical training. M-1 border commuter students are not authorized to accept any employment for practical training.
Specified period nessesary to complete course of study, plus an additional 30 days to depart the United States, but not to exceed a total period of 1 year. An M-1border commuter student is not entitled to the additional 30-day period of stay.
Cumulative extensions limited to 3 years from start date, plus 30 days.