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Student Employment

Student Employment

Gulf Coast State College offers Federal Work Study, Florida Work Experience Program, and Student Assistant student-employment programs.


FWS is a need-based, federally funded employment program that allows students to earn money through on-campus or off-campus employment to help with educational expenses.  GCSC typically receives over $100,000 of FWS funding each aid year so students have a better chance at becoming a student employee if they submit a FAFSA

More information on FWS may be found online at the Federal Student Aid - About Work-Study website

FWEP is a need-based, state funded employment program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. 

More information on FWEP may be found online at Florida Work Experience Program fact sheet
SA is a non-need-based, institutionally funded employment program providing on-campus opportunities for students working towards their academic goals. These on-campus jobs can offer an opportunity to gain work experience as well as provide a flexible schedule to accommodate your course work.  

Those wishing to become student employees are encouraged to:

  1. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by visiting Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website
  2. Student employment opportunities can be found on the job board in Student Union East. Campus job position are sent through your Gulf Coast student email.
  3. Submit a student employment application
  4. Interview, if contacted by a supervisor
  5. Complete Human Resources on-boarding, if hired by a supervisor
  6. For questions regarding the Student Employment program, please email us at or call 850.872.3845

NEW! Student employees  submit time sheets online using Lighthouse!  A student employment web time entry instruction will be provided for step-by-step details.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.