The VA work-study allowance is available to person training under the following programs:
Montgomery GI Bill® — Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30)
Vocational Training and Rehabilitation for Veterans With Service-Connected Disabilities (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31)
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32)
Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35)
Montgomery GI Bill® — Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606)
Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work-study only while training in a state. V.A. will select students for the work-study program based on different factors. Such factors include:
Disability of the student.
The student's ability to complete the work-study contract before the end of his or her eligibility for education benefits.
Job availability within average commuting distance to the student.
V.A. will give the highest priority to a veteran with a service-connected disability or disabilities rated by VA at 30 percent or more.
What type of work may I do?
Services you perform under a V.A. work-study program must be related to V.A.'s work. Examples of acceptable work are:
Processing VA paperwork at schools or V.A. offices.
Performing outreach services under the supervision of a V.A. employee.
Performing services at V.A. medical facilities or the offices of the National Cemetery System.
How much may I earn?
You will earn an hourly wage equal to the federal minimum wage or your state minimum wage, whichever is greater. These earnings are tax exempt.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.). More information about education benefits offered by V.A. is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
How do I sign up?
You must be a full-time or 3/4 time student in a degree program and using your VA education benefits.
Call the Department of Veteran Affairs regional office at 1-800-827-1000 (or 1-800-829-4833 for the hearing impaired) and ask for the current listing of authorized work-student locations in your city.
Please keep checking back on this page. The VMRC will also keep you posted on any local positions.