VA Work-Study Program

The VA Work-Study program at CCRI is an opportunity for student veterans to maintain part-time employment while pursuing their college education. Students serving in the program will work out of one of the four Veteran Services Office located at each of the four campuses and act as liaisons between the VA, CCRI and veterans in pursuit of their education. A work-study participant might, for example, handle paperwork, field questions both over the phone or in person, disseminate pertinent information to veterans throughout the school and organize veteran events.

VA Work-Study Eligibility:

The VA work-study allowance is available to persons training on a full-time or ¾ time basis under the following programs:

  • Post-9/11 GI Bill--(38 U.S.C. Chapter 33) (Veterans and transfer-of-entitlement recipients)
  • Montgomery GI Bill--Active Duty (38 U.S.C. Chapter 30)
  • REAP Participants
  • Montgomery GI Bill--Selected Reserve (10 U.S.C. Chapter 1606)
  • Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 32)
  • Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (38 U.S.C. Chapter 35)
  • Eligible dependents under 38 U.S.C. Chapter 35 may use work study only while training in a State.
  • National Call to Service Participants
  • Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program -- (38 U.S.C. Chapter 31)

How Much May I Earn?

You’ll earn an hourly wage equal to 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 VA pays and the amount the school normally pays other work-study students doing the same job as you.

You may elect to be paid in advance for 40% of the number of hours in your work-study agreement, or for 50 hours, whichever is less. After you’ve completed the hours covered by your first payment, the VA will pay you each time you complete 50 hours of service OR bi-weekly, whichever comes first.

You may work during or between periods of enrollment. You can arrange with VA to work any number of hours you want during your enrollment. But, the total number of hours you work can’t be more than 25 times the number of weeks in your enrollment period.

How Do I Apply for VA Work-Study at CCRI?

There are currently 15 work-study positions available at CCRI: 7 at Warwick, 3 each in Providence and Lincoln, and 2 in Newport.

  • Meet VA Work-Study Eligibility requirements above and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Fill out the VA Work-Study Application
  • Provide a degree evaluation, class schedule, DD-214 and resume
  • Be eligible to work 15-25 hours per week during office hours.
  • Provide a letter of intent that should include what campus you are applying for, why you would be a good fit for the Veteran Services Office and any potential ideas to make CCRI veteran services better for other student veterans.
  • Email the Veteran Coordinator at with the documentation listed above and to schedule an interview. Note the VA work-study application will not be required until the interview.
  • Positions are limited and preference will go to continuing work-study participants
  • Veterans who wish to partake in this program should stop by their local CCRI Veteran Services Office for more information.

Contact Information


Knight Campus, Warwick
Rm 0034
Tel: 401 825-2281

Flanagan Campus, Lincoln
Rm 2312
Tel: 401 333-7349

Liston Campus, Providence
Rm 2220
Tel: 401 455-6056

Newport County Campus
Rm 204
Tel: 401 851-1659


Dennis Cosmo
Knight Campus
RM 0034


Micaela Black
Knight Campus,
Rm 0034(Tuesdays)
Liston Campus,
Rm 2215 (Thursdays)



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Last Updated: 7/28/17