Student Work Programs
Complete the FAFSA: After your FAFSA has been processed and all necessary documentation has been collected and you have been notified of your expected awards, you may proceed.
Searching, Viewing and Applying for Work Study Position: MDC students will be able to search and view work study positions online. Students eligible for Work Study and meeting the eligibility criteria, will have their information referred to the hiring department. Students are encouraged to check the website frequently for new postings, and apply based on the position’s description and requirements. To search, view and apply for work study positions, please click here
Completion of Process: The hiring department will contact selected students for interviews. To complete the hiring process, the hiring department will submit an official STUDENT RPA and three required documents for student employment (I-9 Form, W-4, Students Rights and Responsibilities) to the Financial Aid Offices.
Student Earnings: Students will be paid via their MDC One Card, which they must activate at the point of hiring to guarantee timely receipt of their earnings. Students may select to have their check available through their MDC OneAccount or deposited directly into their personal bank account. A third option is to elect to have a paper check mailed which may take up to 5 or 7 days depending on the postal service.
Off-campus employers in the Florida Work Experience program must submit a Conditions of Employment Form to the District Student Employment Office (address on form). Once all hiring forms have been received, the appropriate Work Program fund will be posted to the student’s file.
NOTE: Students may only participate in one program at a time. Student workers are temporary, hourly employees who are hired on an as-needed basis. Miami Dade College makes every effort to employ as many students as possible but positions are limited at each individual Campus by program. Unlike most financial aid where it is paid directly to the institution, Work-Study is paid to directly to the student as it is earned and those earnings are taxable. Taxable earnings from need-based work programs, such as Federal Work Study, should be reported on ensuing year Financial Aid applications (Question 46-c).