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Calling for Veteran Break Pay employers

Hire a student vet at no cost to your department or office.

By Rita Case, director, of Veteran and Military Student Services

April 7, 2021

Student veteran in military uniform.Is your office or department planning a big project for which you could use extra hands during the break between the spring and summer semesters? If so, check out the Veterans Break Pay program, which offers student veterans the opportunity to work between semesters.

Student veterans do not receive GI Bill payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs when classes are not in session, so the student-driven Veterans Break Pay program helps fill in the financial gap. Veterans Break Pay wages are paid out of a specially designated fund, so no money comes out of any Metropolitan State University of Denver program budget.

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 15-June 14.
  • Hours are logged and approved through Webtime.

If interested, please complete this brief form regarding the type of work available in your area by April 16.

Please direct any questions to Rita Case, director of Veteran and Military Student Services, at

Topics: Hiring, Student Success, Veterans

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