VA Work-Study Program
If you are receiving VA benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35, 1606 or 1607
and are attending school at least 3/4 time, you may be eligible to participate
in the VA Work-Study Program.
- Work up to 25 hours/week during an academic term.
- Minimum wage (non-taxable).
- Hours scheduled around your classes.
- On and off campus work available.
- Submit VA Work-Study Application to Veterans Services to apply.
The VA's advance pay program provides an early benefits check to assist students in paying registration/book expenses at the beginning of an academic term. The advance payment check consists of the portion of the initial month of the enrollment period, plus the full following month's allowance.
- Sent directly to USF's Veterans Services, ALN 130
- May be picked up as early as 30 days prior to the first week of classes.
- Proof of identity and proof of registration in classes is required.
- The next scheduled check is sent to the student.
- Have at least 30 days after the end of your prior enrollment period and not be eligible for benefits for that interval.
- Anticipate enrolling at least half-time.
- Accepted for admission/readmission as a degree-seeking student.
- Submit Advance Payment Request Form (pdf) to Veterans Services, at least 30 days in advance and no sooner than 120 days from the first day of class.
Deferment of Tuition and Fees
Available to all VA students once during the school year (fall term through the end of the next summer term).
Available to VA students who will experience a delay in receiving benefits through no fault of their own
With both types of deferments there is a deadline to pay tuition and fees. The deadline for requesting tuition deferments is the last day of the first week of class. It can be up to 60 days (as determined by the Cashier's Office) from the start of classes. Students must request a VA deferment, they are not automatically given. To determine eligibility, contact Veterans Services during registration.
VA Tutorial Assistance
Veterans, eligible dependents, and reservists who are registered on at least a half-time basis are eligible to receive up to a lifetime maximum of $1,200 tutorial assistance prorated at a maximum of $100 per month.
The VA student must obtain two forms from Veterans Services for the signatures of his or her instructor/advisor, and the person who performs the tutoring. (See Required Forms) These forms insure that the student does need tutorial assistance in the required course and that the tutor is qualified.
Although tutorial assistance is payable for graduate subjects, this should occur only rarely and additional justification for the tutorial sessions must be given. A charge to entitlement will be made for assistance received in excess of $600 by Chapter 30, Chapter 32, Chapter 35, and Chapter 1606 students. Chapter 31 students should contact their counselor.
Monthly Educational Rates