Federal Work Study Program

Federal Work Study is a type of financial aid awarded to students who demonstrated a financial need and meet certain eligibility requirements.


The Federal Work Study Program provides an opportunity to be placed in a part-time job that will accommodate your academic scheduling during the school year.


Below are the requirements for all students desiring to be a participant in the Federal Work Study Program at Bethune-Cookman University:

  • Must complete a current year FAFSA
  • Must be registered as a full time student at Bethune-Cookman University
  • Must be a Pell Grant Recipient
  • Must have and maintain a semester and cumulative gpa of 2.00 on a grading scale of 4.0.
  • Must complete a total of 8 hours community service per semester.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Must complete and pass a background check.(Community Service positions only)

NOTE: No Athletes, Concert Chorale or Band Students are permitted to participate during peak season.

Hiring is based on eligibility, resume, interview, and skill set. International students and students who are on "academic probation and/or suspension" do not qualify to participate in the Federal Work Study Program.

Wages and Hours

Federal Work Study Program employees are allowed to work up to 15 hours per week.

All positions are payed - $9.00 per hour

Payroll taxes are deducted from the student's pay check every pay period, based on the information provided by the student on their W-4 forms. The form must be filled out by every work study student before they begin working.

NOTE: Federal Work Study employees are not permitted to begin work until approval is received from the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator.


Federal Work Study Program employees must complete and submit the following documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid before they will be approved to begin work:

  1. Federal Work Study Program Employment Application
  2. W-4
  3. I-9 form
  4. Federal Work Study Program Employee Rights and Responsibility Statement


  • Step 1 - Students review available positions online.
  • Step 2 - Students submit an application and a copy of their resume.
  • Step 3 - If an applicant is selected for an interview by the supervisor, the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator will schedule an interview. Applicants are not guaranteed an interview or position.
  • Step 4 - After the interview, the supervisor will send an email to the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator on their hiring decision.
  • Step 5 - Once hired, the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator will notify hired students to complete the Student Employment Authorization Form.
  • Step 6 - After the Student Employment Form has been approved, the student can begin work.