If you are a person that likes to work, and you want to continue your education, there is a benefit program that you may be interested in. It is called the Veterans Work Study program, and it is reserved especially for Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. There are a lot of benefits that you are eligible for as a veteran, one of the ones that many people are not aware of is the College work-study program. It is a vocational professional program designed to give veterans who want to work a guaranteed source of income while they pursue their educational goals. It is reserved just for veterans, the money used for this program states that you must be a Veteran in order to access the funding. It is a special VA department study work allowance program.
This is one of the more lucrative programs; it works hand in glove with other Veterans programs. If you are involved in: disability training, Servicemembers educational assistance programs, Vietnam Veteran educational assistance, or the Montgomery GI bill programs this is a complementary program for involvement in any of those funding elements. The VA administers the program, each college or school where you attend has a Veterans Affairs desk, and you register, and they help find you a job where your salary is paid for by Veterans Work Study funds. The nice thing is that you will make the maximum available, if you work in the Veterans Work study program, you will make federal minimum wage. But, many programs at different schools are paid at a higher, state or regional wage. If so, the school normally will chip in and make up the difference, so that you are in effect able to earn at the higher job rate.
Another option that you may be available for is lump sum funding. This means that in some cases you can apply and be granted up to 40 percent of your salary for the term up front, in one lump sum. This can be helpful when you are attempting to pay tuition and other educational type bills. If you are paid ahead for forty percent of your wages, after you repay that amount of wages, you will thereafter be paid every time you complete fifty hours of service. This can be a very good program if you are a veteran and wish to go back to school.