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Grants and Work Study

Pell Grant
The federal Pell Grant does not have to be paid back.   In order to determine if you are eligible, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form every year you are in college.  Amounts can change yearly and will depend on, your financial need, cost of attendance, and prorated based on actual enrollment status (full-time, or part-time). Pell is for undergraduate students, if you have earned a bachelor’s degree, you are not eligible for Pell. Pell is limited to no more than 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent, which is roughly six years. 

SEOG – Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The federal SEOG is a grant that does not have to be paid back. Eligibility is determine by your financial need as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form every year you are in college. SEOG is a limited funded program, determine by the availability of funds provided to the college from the Department of Education.

Unique Annual Scholarship
The Unique Annual Scholarship is a State of New Hampshire grant for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The Unique Scholarship does not have to be paid back. The student must be a New Hampshire resident, must be enrolled at least half-time (6 or more credits) and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 31 of the financial aid year. Scholarships are prorated, based on a student's actual enrollment each semester.

Federal Work-Study
The Federal Work-Study program provides students with an opportunity to earn an hourly wage by working part-time while enrolled in college.  To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility requirements and demonstrate financial need, determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The pay rate is $10 per hour with pay periods running on a bi-weekly schedule.  Students are typically limited to 8-10 hours per week.  Students will be responsible for making the initial contact with a supervisor and working out a mutually acceptable work schedule.  Students must complete a payroll packet before beginning work.  These packets are available in the Financial Aid Office.  Students are encouraged to seek placement in jobs that compliment and reinforce their individual educational program and career goals.

Scholarships are another way to fund your education.  Learn about how to research scholarships on our Scholarship Resources page.