Federal work study encourages part-time employment related to a student’s course of study and/or career interests as well as community service while pursuing post-secondary education. Students must demonstrate financial need from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for this program. In order to be eligible for Granite State College Work Study, students must:

  • Be admitted to a Granite State College degree or post-baccalaureate program
  • Have a valid FAFSA for the current financial aid year
  • Have financial need from the FAFSA
  • Make Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Be enrolled at least half-time during employment

Federal Work Study awards are based on availability from an annual federal allocation and we cannot guarantee every eligible student will be able to earn a work study award.

On-Campus Opportunities

Gain skills and valuable work experience when you become a work study at Granite State College. Use the opportunity to make connections with the Granite State College staff, gain exposure in your community, and acquire professional references for your resume.

  1. Your Award Letter will let you know if you are potentially eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS). Please email the Office of Financial Aid if you are interested in a position, have questions about the program, or want to confirm your eligibility.
  2. View current Work Study openings.
  3. Contact the supervisor to find out more information about the position and request an interview.
  4. Once you and the supervisor have mutually agreed to employment, you and your supervisor should complete the Granite State College On-Campus Work Study Authorization Form. This form serves as a request for the supervisor to hire you as a work study student and must be approved by the Office of Financial Aid before you may begin work.
  5. FERPA and any other relevant training with the supervisor may also be required.
  6. On campus students are paid an hourly rate on a bi-weekly schedule via direct deposit.

• FERPA and any other relevant training with the supervisor may also be required.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Off-campus, community service positions are a valuable component of the federal work study program. Granite State College has worked with non-profit organizations, like child care centers and alternative school settings, to provide meaningful services to communities across the state. Service may include such fields as healthcare, literacy training, education (including tutorial services), welfare, social services transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention and control, recreation, rural development, community improvement and emergency preparedness and response.

The benefit for employers is an advantageous reimbursement of the employee’s pay. Positions in community service programs may be eligible for 100% funding. All off-campus employers must be interviewed and have a work study agreement on file. If you are an employer interested in partnering with Granite State College, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 603-513-1392.

  1. Your Award Letter will let you know if you are potentially eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS). Please email the Office of Financial Aid if you are interested in a position, have questions about the program, or want to confirm your eligibility.
  2. View current Work Study openings.
  3. Contact the employer to find out more information about the position and request an interview.
  4. Once you and the employer have mutually agreed to employment, contact the Office of Financial Aid to request a Granite State College Off-Campus Work Study Authorization Form.
  5. Complete the Granite State College Off-Campus Work Study Authorization Form and submit it to your supervisor. This form serves as a request for the employer to hire you as a work study student and must be approved by the Office of Financial Aid before you may begin work.

• You will be required to complete the I-9 and W-4 forms with the employer. Additional training and/or background checks with the employer may also be required.

• Community Service positions are paid an hourly rate based on the employer’s determined pay rate and schedule.

VA Work Study

Students receiving veterans education benefits under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, and 1607 may qualify for the Department of Veterans Affairs sponsored work study program. You must be certified to the VA for at least ¾ time enrollment and must perform duties that are directly related to veteran benefits. For more information, contact the School Certifying Official.

Email our School Certifying Official