You can be a part of VA’s work-study program if you’re enrolled at least three-quarter time at an institution of higher learning and:
There’s an open job either at a nearby VA facility or in a VA-related role at your school, and
You can finish the work-study contract while you still qualify for education benefits, and
You’re using one of these VA education benefits:
You’ll earn an hourly wage that’s the same as the federal minimum wage or your state minimum wage, whichever is greater. If you’re in a work-study job at a college or university, your school may pay you the difference between the amount we pay and the amount the school normally pays other work-study students doing the same job.
You may elect to be paid in advance for 40% of the hours in your work-study agreement, or for 50 hours, whichever is fewer. After you’ve worked the hours covered by your first payment, we’ll pay you each time you finish 50 hours of service, or biweekly, whichever comes first.
You may work during or between enrollment periods. The total number of hours you work during your enrollment can’t be more than 25 times the number of weeks in your enrollment period.