VA Work-Study

About VA Work Study

Students using DVA Education Benefits can apply for an eligible part-time position under the VA Work Study program. To be eligible, students must fulfill all of the following requirements: 

  • Be enrolled at least three-quarter time in a college degree, vocational, or professional program
  • Have found an open job either at a nearby VA facility or in a VA-related role at your school
  • Can finish the work-study contract while you still qualify for education benefits, and
  • Be using an approved VA education benefits program to pay for your education or training

Approved VA education benefits programs include:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill for Veterans & family members using transferred benefits
  • Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty (MGIB-AD) & Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Veterans’ Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA)
  • (Note: Dependents who qualify under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work study only while enrolled at a school in one of the 50 states.)
  • National Call to Service
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

You can get a job that’s related to VA work, meets your interests, and fills a need. Examples include: 

  • VA facility
  • Dept of Defense, Coast Guard, or National Guard location that oversees MGIB-SR or REAP
  • State Veterans agency to help Veterans get VR&E benefits
  • Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success to support the academic, financial, physical, and social needs of Veteran students
  • A cooperative program that we run together with a college, university, or other institution of higher learning
  • College, university, or other institution of higher learning in any Veteran-related role. 


  • Students earn an hourly wage that’s the same as the federal minimum wage or your state minimum wage, whichever is greater.
  • VA work-study pay is non-taxable.
  • Connect with & support fellow military-connected individuals 
  • Enhance your resume
  • Develop valuable leadership/communication skills
  • Networking opportunities


VA Work Study Website

MVP Military Student Ambassador Program 

Student ambassadors are essential in helping our center fulfill its mission to support prospective and current military-connected students at USD. They assist in our center's daily operations, organize and facilitate the center's events, & may work on projects as needed. Areas that ambassadors work in include academics and financial aid, operations, and admissions and outreach. Our center advertises open positions through our communications and social media. Please reach out to for more information. 

MVP Student Ambassador Application