Veterans/Dependents Work Study Employment
This program is available to any student receiving VA education benefits and who is attending school three-quarter time or more. An individual working under this program may work at our Veteran Resource Centers at either the MVC or SJC campus.
Work-study students are paid at the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater. If you have any questions regarding the work-study program, contact the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Site Supervisor.
Who is Eligible?
- Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (38 U.S.C.
- 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.
select students for the work-study program based on different factors,
- Disability of the student.
- Ability of the student to complete the
work-study contract before the end of his or her eligibility to education benefits.
- Job availability within normal commuting
distance to the student.
- VA will give the highest priority to a
veteran who has a service-connected disability or disabilities rated by VA at
30% or more.
- The number of applicants selected will
depend on the availability of VA-related work at your school or at VA
facilities in your area.
How do I Apply?
Complete and submit the following forms to your local Veterans
Resource Center, NOT the Department
of Veteran Affairs, by email or in person to VRC Site Supervisor, Certifying
Official or Counselor.
- VA Form 22-8691
- VA Student Work Study Application
Both forms must be submitted prior to each semester in
order to be considered for the work/study position.
Processing can take three weeks, depending on when you
submit your application and if you've been approved to receive benefits. Before
your application can be sent to the VA you must be certified to use your
benefits at MSJC. Please ensure you have registered for classes and have submitted
the forms listed below as soon as possible in order complete your certification
for student worker eligibility:
of Responsibility (blue form)
of Eligibility (proof of certification from VA)
Plan from an educational counselor
inquiries regarding veteran’s benefits (ex. Certified courses, pay, or detailed
information) please contact the VRC for further assistance.
Please contact Mary Lou Dillard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding Veteran Work Study Employment inquiries.