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Isakson & Roe Requirements
Veterans Benefits Disclosures

Effective August 1, 2021, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, MD, Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires institutions that participate in educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide additional disclosures for veterans approved for aid from the GI Bill.

University of Mississippi employees shall comply with program integrity requirements issued by the Department of Defense, including but not limited to those contained in 34 CFR 668.71 – 668.75 & 668.14. Specifically, university employees shall comply with restrictions on fraudulent and aggressive recruitment of military students including, but not limited to, providing compensation to individuals for securing military enrollments or engaging in high-pressure recruitment tactics.

Veterans Benefits

VA Education Benefits may be utilized at all campuses within the University of Mississippi System. Information about how to utilize benefits may be obtained from this site, and by connecting with for questions.

Cost Covered by VA Education Benefit

Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, you may be eligible for up to the following here:

Monthly stipend [August 2021]: $2,122

Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness and Employment, you may be eligible for up to the following here:

Monthly Housing Allowance [August 2021]: $1,407 (100%)

Tuition and Fees: Full Cost

Books: Full Cost

Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill, you may be eligible for up to the following here:

Monthly Housing Allowance [August 2021]: $1,407 (100%)

Tuition and fees: 100% in-state rate

Non-resident fee for veterans and dependents with benefits: 100%

Book stipend: $1,000 per 12-month year

Chapter 35 Dependent Education Assistance Program, you may be eligible for up to the following here:

Monthly stipend [August 2021]: $1,265

Chapter 1606 Select Reserve GI Bill, you may be eligible for up to the following here:

Monthly stipend [August 2021]: $397

Shopping sheet disclosures

Schools must provide a covered individual (a student using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33 or 35 of title 38, U.S.C., or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.) with a personalized shopping sheet that contains:

  • Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs. View the cost of attendance for UM programs.
  • Estimated cost of living expenses. View UM’s budgeting worksheets.
  • Other types of Federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive. Learn about types of aid offered at UM and how to apply.
  • Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation. View UM’s institutional data.
  • Information regarding graduation rates. View UM program statistics and graduation rates.
  • Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits. View our transfer credit policies.
  • Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual. View UM’s state licensure policies.

Schools must offer other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by different educational institutions:

UM’s Shopping Sheet information can be found in MyOleMiss.

Students will be able to view information such as aid, costs and more that can easily be compared to other institutions to make an informed decision.

Academic Counseling

Information for academic advising may be found by contacting the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience office’s Assistant Director for Academic Advising, Dr. Travis Hitchcock, here.

Financial Counseling

Information for financial counseling may be found by contacting the Office of Financial Aid’s Associate Director, Cindy May, here.

Disability Counseling

Information for disability counseling may be found by contacting Student Disability Services’ Director, Stacey Reycraft, here.

Other Counseling Information

Other information regarding completing a course of education at the University may be found by contacting the office of the Academic Dean for a specific program here.

Military Transfer Credit Policy

The Military Transfer Credit Policy can be found here. Additionally, the Military Transfer Credit Equivalencies can be found here.

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

A useful tool for incoming students can be found at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Paying for College. This resources provides detailed financial information on higher education institutions and students can enter actual information to better calculate their circumstances.

The College Scorecard

The College Scorecard is another resource for students to evaluate schools.

The College Navigator

The National Center for Education Statistics offers the College Navigator to help students with various information when comparing schools.

GI Bill Comparison Tool

The US Department of Veterans Affairs has it’s own GI Bill Comparison Tool to compare academic programs and benefits by school.