Veterans Services

Applying for Benefits

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

Northeast Mississippi Community College is approved to offer GI Bill® educational benefits by the Mississippi State Approving Agency. 

The Veteran Services 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.

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 wishing to change major will need to submit a Change Program of Study form with the Veteran's Service Office office at 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

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Navy College Program
Air Force Military Tuition Program
Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

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.