​About Student Employment


SNHU offers many opportunities for students to work in departments across the university as well as within the community with an approved non-profit organization. Enrollment in at least one class is needed in order to be considered a student employee. Students enrolled in traditional campus classes, online classes and competency-based programs are all eligible to apply for positions.
The goal of student employment is to ensure that students are gaining meaningful/relevant work experiences, building professional networks, creating a sense of community/connection on campus and reinforce any classroom learning with real world experience through the Student Employment opportunities within SNHU.
All students must apply for positions at https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Student.
Available positions at SNHU may differ based on the following funding sources:

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds are awarded based on financial need and positions are subsidized by the government. To be considered for Federal Work-Study, students must have a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. Students may earn up to the amount of award ($3500) through the SNHU Student Employment Program.  Students are not guaranteed employment and it is the student’s responsibility to secure a position. 
If you have received a financial aid award and were awarded work-study, you can apply for a work-study position. As these funds are potential earnings, the amount awarded cannot be applied to the student’s bill. 
Students enrolled in the online or competency-based programs are not automatically awarded Federal Work-Study however may still qualify for the funding.  Interested students should reach out to workstudy@snhu.edu for further information.

University Paid

Southern New Hampshire University also offers a limited number of Student-University Paid positions.  Positions are open to any student, regardless of financial need, who meets SNHU’s employment eligibility requirements.  Funding for these positions comes directly from the institutional budget. 

Pay Rates

  • On-campus employment shall be paid at an hourly rate no lower than $8.00 per hour. Individual departments have the discretion to pay up to an hourly rate of $8.50 per hour.
  • Off-campus employment with our community service partners shall be paid at $9.25 per hour.
  • Pay rates may differ for students in remote positions in accordance with state minimum wage rates.
A New Hampshire employer cannot require that an employee 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.

Rights and responsibility:

As a student employee, you have the right to:
  • Information regarding your award amount, rate of pay, average number of hours per week, and general FWS procedures.
  • Instructions regarding procedures to be followed if you cannot report for a scheduled work period.
  • A clearly defined work schedule, which accommodates your course schedule and academic requirements.
  • Adequate training to perform assigned tasks.
  • A safe, clean, and professional working environment.
  • Supervision and direction from SNHU staff or our community service partners.
  • Instructions for recording hours worked, as well as information regarding the University’s payroll procedures and payroll calendar.
As a student employee, you have the responsibility to:
  • Become familiar with information provided regarding the terms of your FWS award and the FWS program policies procedures.
  • Communicate with your supervisor regarding schedule.
  • Notify your supervisor immediately if you are unable to attend work.
  • Understand your job expectations from your supervisor.
  • Notify Student Financial Services in the event of an inappropriate work environment.
  • Maintain professionalism and accuracy in all transactions with the public or campus community.
More information on the SNHU Student Employment Program may be found in the Student Employee Handbook.
​Contact Us:
workstudy@snhu.edu: Questions on your work-study award and all general questions
k.blaisdell1@snhu.edu: Email Keanyn Blaisdell in Human Resources for any questions on hiring paperwork and Workday time entry
payroll@snhu.edu: Questions about paychecks
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