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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.

Applications for the VA Work-Study allowance program will be reviewed by the AU Veteran Services Team taking into account scheduling and space constraints. Applications for the VA Work-Study Program can be found here.

https://www.va.gov/vaforms/form_detail.asp?FormNo=22-8691

Once completed, please email your application to veterans@american.edu or drop off your form during our normal business hours 9-5 M-F except W 10-5.

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.

For more information, please contact the Veterans Office via veterans@american.edu or by visiting us in 201 Asbury located in AU Central during regular business hours M-F 9-5, except W 10-5.