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What is the VA Work-Study Program?

“The VA Work-Study Allowance Program offers an additional non-taxable allowance to students in return for performing VA-related activities. It serves as a supplemental VA education benefit and often provides the additional funding that allows a student to pursue and accomplish educational goals.”

Students must be enrolled at a rate of ¾ time or greater and using VA Educational Benefits to be eligible to participate in the VA Work-Study Program.

As a VA work study at AU Central, you will assist the Veteran Services Team with general questions regarding VA Benefits to walk-ins, newly admitted students, and parents. Additionally, you'll assist the Veteran Services team in general office duties, administrative tasks, or other VA related tasks during your shift. VA Work Study students will be required to attend orientation and additional trainings and resources will be available to assist in your work responsibilities.

We are currently receiving guidance from the VA Work Study program concerning what options are available to VA Work Study students to work remotely in Fall 2020. As we receive updates, they will be posted here. We will also soon announce when Work Study applications for Fall 2020 will be accepted. 

For more information, please contact the Veterans Office via veterans@american.edu