Federal Work-Study is for undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need through the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This federal student aid program is designed to allow students to earn money through part-time employment to help pay education expenses. Meaningful employment opportunities are available in community service and departments across the University.
Questions regarding the federal work-study program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community service is defined as services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents or to solve particular problems related to their needs. SNHU is proud to offer a variety of community service positions in partnership with the following nonprofit organizations:
Employment opportunities are available in departments across the University to compliment and enrich learning outcomes. For example, Sports Management majors can find positions in Athletics as Team Managers, or Hospitality Business majors can work as assistants for Conference and Events Services. SNHU offers a variety of opportunities which include, but are not limited to:
All Federal Work-study (FWS) work, whether on campus or off campus, has certain conditions and limitations. FWS employment must be governed by those employment conditions, including the rate of pay, that are appropriate and reasonable according to the type of work performed, the geographic region, the employee's proficiency, and any applicable federal, state, or local law, including state or locally established minimum wage rates. However, if the state minimum wage is less than the federal minimum wage, then the federal minimum wage would be the rate of pay. As of July 1, 2016:
A New Hampshire employer cannot require an employee to work more than five consecutive hours without granting a thirty-minute lunch or eating period. If the employer cannot allow thirty minutes, the employee must be paid if they are eating and working at the same time.
FWS employment does not displace employees (including those on strike) or impair existing service contracts. Replacement is interpreted as displacement.
Jobs are posted online at our Job listings page. An annual job fair is hosted on campus in September for students to meet with prospective employers. Students are not guaranteed employment and it is the student's responsibility to secure a position.
Students should know, learn, and understand their rights and responsibilities associated with being a Federal Work-study (FWS) employee.
FWS employees have the right to:
FWS employees have the responsibility to: