Work Study - Employment

Federal Work Study & Florida Work Experience Program

Federal Work Study is a campus-based program that provides jobs for students who demonstrate financial need. Schools are given a limited amount of funding to award to eligible students. Eligible students who are awarded funds through this program can then apply for and be hired into work-study jobs, on campus or in the community. To be considered for a Federal Work Study job, you must complete a FAFSA.

Download the 2023-2024 College Work Study Handbook (.pdf)

Work Study Requirements

  • Complete an error-free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
  • Must maintain at least 2.0 GPA.
  • Must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP).
  • Must be enrolled at least half time in an eligible field of study.
  • All classes must be a part of your primary major.

Work Study Specifics

  • Students may work on campus at approved locations.
  • Students earn minimum wage and work 10-20 hours per week.
  • Work schedules are arranged around the student’s class schedule.
  • Students are paid bi-weekly for hours worked.
  • FCWS awards do not defer tuition and fees.
  • Students must only be enrolled in courses required for their program.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester.

Federal Work Study


FWS is a federal program which helps eligible students acquire employment in order to help pay for the costs associated with attendance at Pensacola State College.

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Florida Work Exchange Program


FWEP is a need-based program for eligible Florida citizens who are students. This work experience will complement and reinforce educational and career goals.

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