Are you Receiving Veterans Benefits and a 3/4 or full-time student in a college degree, vocational, or professional program?
If so you may be able to “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible you must be receiving benefits under one of the following education programs
Post-9/11 GI Bill--(38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) (Veterans and transfer-of-entitlement recipients)
Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30)
Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606)
Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32)
Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35)
Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work study only while training in a State.
National Call to Service Participants
Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program -- (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31)
What is the Job?
In general the services you perform under a VA work-study program must be related to VA work. Examples of the work you will perform at El Centro are:
Preparing and processing of necessary papers and other documents
Assisting with dissemination of general information regarding Veteran benefits and/or services
Providing assistance to Veteran students and dependents with general inquiries about benefits via phone, email, or in person
Maintaining and organizing veteran-related files
The work you actually do will depend on what is needed each day
How Much May I Earn?
You’ll earn minimum wage, $7.25 per hour. However in addition to the immediate financial payoff you will be gaining valuable relevant job experience and contacts to build your resume and further your success.