Applying for Benefits

The Veteran Student Services Office is located in the Enrollment Services Office at Northeast Mississippi Community College. The office provides Veterans, Reservists, and their dependents assistance in obtaining the educational benefits to which they are entitled.

Please reach out to our Enrollment Services office in Ramsey 104 for assistance.                Our School certifying official is Chassie M. Kelly and is prepared to assist you in furthering your education.  She can be reached at cmkelly@nemcc.eduor 662-720-4075.

Graduating veterans also receive an honor cord from the Enrollment Services (Veterans Office) whether using military-related benefits or not.

This institution is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Mississippi State Approving Agency.

The office is responsible for submitting enrollment certifications for new and continuing students to the VA as well as answering questions veteran students or dependents may have concerning their educational benefits.

In accordance with Mississippi Code Section 37-103-25, Northeast Mississippi Community College shall charge tuition at the in-state tuition rate for a student who is a veteran as defined by Title 38 of the United States Code, or a person entitled to education benefits under Title 8 of the United States Code. 

GI Bill

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35), and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31). If you are applying for the first time, you need to submit an application for education benefits online at

Important Reminders

  • Courses not required for your major are not eligible for certification
  • Courses previously passed with a “D” or better are not eligible for certification (exception are courses that require a “c” or higher as noted in our catalog)
  • Remedial Courses taken online are not eligible for certification
  • Students who are changing his or her major will need to submit a Change Program of Study form with the VA office at Northeast (Ramsey 104) and complete a program of study form with Northeast.
  • Students cannot change their major after certification.
  • All changes must be reported to Veterans Office (Ramsey 104) as soon as possible.

Federal Tuition Assistance

If students are interested in utilizing  FTA while attending Northeast, students should contact their Educational Service Officer (ESO), military counselor, or respective Service prior to enrolling. For more information regarding FTA programs, please contact


Information regarding Army Federal Tuition Assistance and how to apply can be found here. (

Navy College program

Information regarding Navy College Program Tuition Assistance and how to apply can be found here.

Air Force FTA

Information regarding Air Force Tuition Assistance and how to apply can be found here.

Coast Guard FTA

Information regarding Coast Guard Federal Tuition Assistance and how to apply can be found here.