What is Federal Work Study?

The Federal Work Study and Florida Work Experience Programs provide employment opportunities that allow students to earn money by working on-campus. Students employed through a Work Study Program are employed as Part-Time employees at Broward College; therefore, Work Study students must follow all HR policies. Work Study students are restricted to 25 hours per week per HR policy. Work Study students are paid $12 per hour. Federal Work Study is restricted to the students' award amount and eligibility. Work Study is limited funding and awarded on a first come, first serve basis restricted to the availability of funds.

Work Study Jobs

You must follow the steps below before applying for a Work Study Job Posting. If you are interested in a position, you must contact the Supervisor using the listed email address. The Supervisor is responsible for the selection of candidates and the interview process. If you are hired, the Supervisor will notify you that a resume and application must be submitted to HR. Only the Supervisor can answer any questions about the position posted to the Job Posting site.

Work Study students are restricted from the following duties:

  • Supervising other employees or students
  • Having access to student files or student records
  • Grading other students' assignments

Job Postings

  • Students may indicate on the FAFSA their interest in receiving Work Study.
  • ​Students should complete their FAFSA early and meet all eligibility requirements.
  • The Financial Aid Office awards students on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If you receive Work Study, it will populate in your myBC under Awards.
  • Awarded students are given 30 days to obtain a Work Study position before the award is removed.
  • The Financial Aid Office will re-award the funds to the next set of eligible students after the initial 30 day period.
  • Students must manage their Work Study award through myBC.
  • Work Study funds are awarded for the Fall and Spring terms. Summer funds are awarded separately.
  • If you apply for a Work Study job, you will need to provide your resume and submit an application. For more information, select the link for all job postings under the Work Study Jobs section.

  • Supervisors must submit job descriptions for approval by completing the Work Study Job Request Form.
  • A list of eligible Federal Work Study students is distributed to supervisors from the Financial Aid Office.
  • Supervisors must follow the procedures for hiring a Work Study student.
  • Supervisors should request the Work Study award amount from the student to determine a work schedule. 
  • Supervisors must advise the student that all hours worked must be entered in Workday and meet all payroll deadlines set by Human Resources.
  • Supervisors are responsible for approving the student's hours worked; they must ensure the hours worked are within HR policy.

Yes, it is possible to lose your award. If you fail to meet eligibility requirements, the Financial Aid Office is required to remove your award.

Maintaining your Work Study award is subject to the following restrictions:

  • Be admitted to the College as a degree-seeking student and pursuing an eligible major.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits (NOTE: Courses must be required for completion of declared degree).
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • You must have Need in your Cost of Attendance (Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions regarding Need). If you have no Need, your Work Study can be reduced or removed from your financial aid awards.
  • Once awarded, a student must find a job in 30 days or Work Study will be removed from your financial aid awards.

  • If a student would like an increase to their award, ​they may send a request to faworkstudy@broward.edu
  • Continuing students who lose their Work Study position may request reinstatement of their award by emailing faworkstudy@broward.edu for consideration.
  • The Financial Aid Office will terminate a student's employment if the student exceeds their award amount; the supervisor will be notified via email.
  • If the Financial Aid Office notifies the Supervisor of a termination, and the student continues to work, the department is responsible for all wages not covered by Work Study funds.
  • Any Personnel issues must be handled by Human Resources per Broward College policy. 
  • Summer Employment is a manual process; please be sure to check the News and Alerts section of our website for more information.
  • Questions regarding all Work Study programs should be directed to faworkstudy@broward.edu.
  • The 2023-24 Federal Work Study (FWS) Cost Centers must be used for all Work Study students
  • To change the work tags in Workday for a current Work Study student, please follow the steps in this Training Aid
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)