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


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


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
  2. Review open student employment positions by visiting 
  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 FA@GULFCOAST.EDU 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.