Work Study for Veterans and Dependents


Veterans and dependents who are enrolled at least three-quarter time are eligible to apply for the VA Work Study Program (9-11 credit hours). The VA will pay a non-taxable allowance equal to the federal minimum wage for up to the total number of hours the contact allows, usually 20-25 hours per week. The hours are to be worked during or between enrollment periods. Possible VA Work Study employment sites:

  • WorkNet Pinellas One-Stop - 727- 524-4344
  • Bay Pines Medical Center - 727-398-6661
  • VA Regional Office - 727-319-5973

There are a very limited number of St. Petersburg College (SPC) Veteran student work-study positions available in the Veterans Services Offices of the St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Clearwater, Seminole and Tarpon Springs campuses. Contact the Veterans Services representative at those campuses.

Change in definition of blended course effective Fall 2013

The VA considers the following definition for a blended course: 50 minutes per credit hour must be in lecture format to be certified as “resident” credit hours to the VA for BAH purposes.

For example:
3 credit hours * 50 =150
Therefore, must be 150 minutes in lecture to be certified as resident