In addition to federal programs such as the GI Bill, there are veterans’ benefits programs provided by the states. The following are the Mississippi veterans’ benefits programs for education in 2018.
Mississippi Educational Assistance
Children of any member of the armed services whose official home of record and residence is within the State of Mississippi and who is officially reported as being either a prisoner of war or missing in action can receive an eight semester scholarship, without cost, exclusive of books, food, school supplies, materials and dues or fees for extracurricular activities at any state supported college or university within the State. Miss. Code Ann., §37-108-1.
The Adjutant General of Mississippi is authorized to pay the tuition for certain members of the active Mississippi National Guard who are enrolled within the State of Mississippi in an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational education school or junior college.
Mississippi State University and the Mississippi National Guard
Announced a new program that will ensure free tuition for Mississippi National Guard service members enrolled full-time at MSU. To be eligible for the Bulldog Free Tuition program, service members must be full-time undergraduate students, in good standing with their unit and cannot be within a year of their expiration of term of service.
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For more information regarding Mississippi veterans’ benefits, please visit – Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board
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