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The federal work-study program facilitates part-time, on-campus jobs that allow you to earn up to $3,000 per term toward your educational expenses. These positions are need-based and have flexible hours that work around your class and exam schedules.

If you're hired for a work-study position, you'll earn an hourly wage and be permitted to work up to 20 hours per week.

Work-study funds are distributed via biweekly paychecks over the course of the term and cannot be used to pay your EFSC invoice, as the fee due date occurs before the start of the term. 

If you have questions about work-study or other forms of financial aid at EFSC, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

How to Find a Work-Study Position

Work-study funding is limited, so we encourage you to apply for financial aid as early as possible. Because your financial situation can change, you must reapply each academic year. Depending on departmental needs, the availability of work-study positions may differ each term.

Request Eligibility

When you complete the FAFSA, EFSC will determine your financial aid eligibility; however, because work-study requires financial need, not everyone qualifies for the program. To determine if you're eligible, you must submit a work-study request after you have received your financial aid award notice from EFSC.

Once the Financial Aid Office has received your work-study request, we'll review your account and send you an email notification containing your eligibility outcome.

If you've already accepted student loans, please note that we may need to reduce your loan eligibility in order to make room for work-study funds.

Explore Open Positions

If you're determined to be eligible for work-study funding, select a campus to explore which departments have open positions through the drop-down list:

Cocoa Campus
  • Academic Success Center (1)
  • Aerospace (2)
  • Business/Computer Science (1)
  • Computer Lab (4)
  • Facilities (2)
  • Library (1)
  • Registrar (2)
  • SAIL (1)
  • Science (1)
  • Titan Tutors (2)
Melbourne Campus
  • Computer Lab (3; one is in the evening)
  • Enrollment Management (2)
  • Language Lab (2)
  • Science Lab (3)
  • Welcome Desk
Palm Bay Campus
  • Academic Success Center
Titusville Campus
  • Academic Success Center (2)
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Biomedical Lab
  • Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Dean of Career and Technical Education's Office
  • Fitness Center
  • Library
Set Up an Interview

When you've found a position that interests you, contact the corresponding Campus Administrator's Office to arrange an interview:

Cocoa Campus
Melbourne Campus
Palm Bay Campus
Titusville Campus

This part of the process enables your potential supervisor to determine if you have the skills, qualifications, and availability required for the job. It also gives you the chance to ask questions and learn more about the position.

Complete Your Paperwork and Background Check

Following your interview, if you're selected as the final candidate for a position, you'll be required to:

  • Complete additional paperwork and
  • Visit Campus Security to be fingerprinted for a background check.

You can't be hired for any position at EFSC until Human Resources has reviewed and approved your background check. Once this step is complete, you'll be notified of the final hiring decision through your student email.