The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Student Work-Study Allowance Program offers additional wages to military students in return for performing services in VA-related activities. 


Students will be selected for the work-study program based on their ability to complete the work-study contract before the end of their eligibility and based on job availability.

Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to persons training on a full-time or 3/4-time basis under the following programs:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Active – MGIB-AD (Chapter 30)
  • VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)
  • Montgomery GI Bill® Active – MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance – DEA (Chapter 35)


You will earn an hourly wage equal to the Federal minimum wage or the Arizona minimum wage, whichever is greater, and VA will pay you each time you complete 50 hours of service.

You may work during or between periods of enrollment. You can arrange with VA to work any number of hours you want during your enrollment, but the total number of hours you work cannot be more than 25 times the number of weeks in your enrollment period.

Work Responsibilities

The work-study associate will assist with:

  • Input student certification information with the use of the VA Once and Campus Nexus Student system, including bio page information, and building student schedules and expected VA payments
  • Collect necessary documentation for completion of files for military-connected students
  • Disseminate general information to military-connected students
  • Abide by all Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws and SDI Code of Ethics

Apply Now

Complete the VA Student Work-Study Allowance Program application then submit the VA Student Work-Study Allowance Program application and your personal résumé by email to