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Hire a veteran

Need support between semesters? Hire a former service member at no cost through the Veterans Break Pay program.

By Rita Case

April 30, 2020

Student veterans photographed participating in the Break Pay program.Is your office or department planning a big project and looking for extra hands between spring and summer semesters? If so, check out Veterans Break Pay program, a program that offers student veterans the opportunity to work between semesters.

As student veterans do not receive GI Bill payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs when classes are not in session, the student-driven Veterans Break Pay program helps fill in the financial gap. Veterans Break Pay wages are paid out of a special designated fund, so no money comes out of any Metropolitan State University of Denver program budget. In addition, hiring a student through the program is a great opportunity to get assistance for special projects.

These positions also provide a way for student veterans to earn income in a convenient campus job without a long-term commitment. However, many students involved in the program have continued their work-study or hourly positions with the offices that employed them through the program.

Items to note:

  • Students may work up to 40 hours per week during the break between spring and summer semesters.
  • Workweeks are May 18-June 5
  • Hours are logged and approved through Webtime.

If interested, contact Rita Case, director, MSU Denver Veteran and Military Student Services. Please include the office, a description of the tasks that need to be completed and how many students the department can hire.

Topics: Hiring, Student Success, Veterans

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