AmeriCorps service compensation and benefits

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As a College Possible AmeriCorps service member, you'll receive a comprehensive package of compensation, education award, healthcare insurance, and professional development opportunities through the duration of your service year. 

Living allowance

All state/national and VISTA AmeriCorps members receive a modest annual living allowance that is paid either biweekly (every two weeks) or bimonthly (twice a month), depending on your service role. Below are details about the living allowance and stipends available by position type and location. The amount of the living allowance is determined by the National Corporation for Community Service and varies moderately by your service location.

Education award

At the end of the 1,700 hour service term, you’ll receive an education award of $6,895.00* that you can use to repay student loans or put toward future education expenses.

Comprehensive training

As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you'll spend your first two weeks immersed in comprehensive, hands-on training sessions thoughtfully designed to set you up for success in your service role. 

Professional development

As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you'll gain access to in-person and virtual professional development opportunities to build sought-after professional skills that can be transferred into any career path, including: team leadership, conflict resolution,  multicultural communication, inclusion and equity, data management, facilitation and student coaching. You'll also benefit from participation in a national community of practice with fellow AmeriCorps members and program staff to accelerate your skill building and broaden your network.

Healthcare coverage

Modest healthcare (medical, dental and vision) coverage plans are available.

 

Loan forbearance and interest accrual

At the end of your service term, you can apply for the government to pay the interest accrued on your loans during your term of service.

*For full time AmeriCorps state and national service members serving during the 2023-2024 service year. Additional benefits may be available for some service positions. Please refer to the individual job description for details.

 

Living allowance details

State/National AmeriCorps Service Roles

OMAHA AND MILWAUKEE

Full-time new positions
Living allowance: $19,600/yr
Biweekly stipend: $816.67-$852.17*

* Represents biweekly stipend range for full-time state and national service positions for new members in Omaha or Milwaukee; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

Three-quarter-time new positions
Living allowance: $13,835.29/yr
Biweekly stipend: $576.47-$601.53*

* Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for new members in Omaha or Milwaukee; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

All other part-time new positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

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Full-time returner positions
Living allowance: $21,600.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $900.00-$939.13*

* Represents biweekly stipend range for full-time state and national service positions for returning members in Omaha or Milwaukee; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

 

Three-quarter-time returner positions
Living allowance: $15,247.06/yr
Biweekly stipend: $635.29-$662.92*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for returning members in Omaha or Milwaukee; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

 

All other part-time returner positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.
 

MINNESOTA, PHILADELPHIA AND CHICAGO

 

Full-time new positions
Living allowance: $19,800.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $825.00-$860.87*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for full-time state and national service positions for new members in Minnesota, Philadelphia and Chicago; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

Three-quarter-time new positions
Living allowance: $13,976.47/yr
Biweekly stipend: $582.35-$607.67*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for new members in Minnesota, Philadelphia and Chicago; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

All other part-time new positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.
 

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Full-time returner positions
Living allowance: $21,800.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $908.33-$947.83*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for returning members in Minnesota, Philadelphia and Chicago; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

Three-quarter-time returner positions
Living allowance: $15,388.24/yr
Biweekly stipend: $641.18-$669.09*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for returning members in Minnesota, Philadelphia and Chicago; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

All other part-time returner positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

OREGON AND WASHINGTON

 

Full-time new positions
Living allowance: $20,000.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $833.33-$869.57*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for full-time state and national service positions for new members in Oregon and Washington; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

Three-quarter-time new positions
Living allowance: $14,117.65/yr
Biweekly stipend: $588.24-$613.81*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for new members in Oregon and Washington; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

 

All other part-time new positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

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Full-time returner positions
Living allowance: $22,000.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $916.67-$956.52*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for full-time state and national service positions for returning members in Oregon and Washington; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

 

Three-quarter-time returner positions
Living allowance: $15,529.41/yr
Biweekly stipend: $647.19-$675.19*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state and national positions for returning members in Oregon and Washington; biweekly stipend varies based on service start date.

 

 

All other part-time returner positions

*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

COLLEGE FORWARD IN AUSTIN, TX

 

Three-quarter-time new positions
Living allowance: $19,800.00/yr
Biweekly stipend: $900.00*

*Represents biweekly stipend range for three-quarter-time state positions for new members at the College Forward site in Austin, Texas.

 

All other part-time new positions
*For remaining part-time state positions with the College Forward site, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

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Three-quarter-time returner positions
*For remaining three-quarter-time state and national positions with the College Forward site, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

 

All other part-time returner positions
*For remaining part-time state and national positions with the College Forward site, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.
 

VISTA Positions (multiple locations)

Full-time positions
Living allowance: No less than $17,200.00/yr    
Bimonthly stipend: No less than $712.50*    

 

*Amounts vary by service location. For VISTA roles, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.

Catalyze College Success Coach Positions (multiple partner campus locations)

*For Catalyze college success coach roles, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.