Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)

The Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) is a need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. FWEP is a decentralized state of Florida program, which means each participating college, university, community college and career center operated by a district school board, and the Educator Preparation Institute, determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility and award amount.

How to apply

  1. Students will demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Students may inquire to the campus Financial Aid office about available FWEP positions. Students will complete additional employment documents once hired.

Initial Eligibility Requirements

Students may be eligible if they:

  1. Are Florida residents and U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. Students' residency and citizenship status are determined by the postsecondary institution.
  2. Are neither in default nor overpayment on student loans or other aid
  3. Have not previously received a baccalaureate degree
  4. Enroll for a minimum of six credit hours per term toward an AA or AS degree or enroll no less than half time in a valid certificate program consisting of no less than 450 clock hours (15 credit hours)
  5. Maintain the equivalent of a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

Renewal Criteria

  1. Renewal applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and during the academic year earned
    1. 12 credit hours (360 clock hours) per term for full-time enrollment
    2. 9 credit hours (270 clock hours) per term for 3/4-time enrollment
    3. 6 credit hours (180 clock hours) per term for 1/2-time enrollment
  2. Renewal eligibility is determined at the end of the second term. Credit hours earned during the previous summer can be counted toward the total number of credit hours required for renewal
  3. Demonstrate financial need by completing an error free FAFSA each academic year

Conditions and Terms

  1. If students are awarded FWEP, they should contact the Financial Aid office on their home campus for job information
  2. Students will be paid biweekly at the state's minimum wage rate
  3. Students and supervisors will establish a schedule satisfactory to both parties
  4. Students are expected to work scheduled hours
  5. Students may not work more than 20 hours per week without prior approval from the assistant dean of financial aid
  6. Students must maintain a satisfactory standard of job performance