Scholarships and Services

Yellow Ribbon Program (Non-Resident)

As of Spring 2016, the University of Mississippi is an unlimited Yellow Ribbon School. Yellow Ribbon is a VA program that helps those students with 100% VA benefit, pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. The student’s VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) will determine if they are qualified for Yellow Ribbon. For specific information, read more regarding the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

Military Non-Resident  Tuition Scholarship

In order to receive the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship a student must be a Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. 

The student must be continuously enrolled at the University of Mississippi for Fall and Spring Terms.

If a student exhausts their VA Education benefits, they will still continue to receive the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship as long as they have been continuously enrolled at the University of Mississippi and have continuously used VA benefits.

Students are not required to enroll in a Summer Term to remain continuously enrolled, but they may not use VA Benefits at another institution to remain eligible for the continuation of the Scholarship past benefit exhaustion.

VETERANS not using VA benefits must provide the VMS office with a DD-214 Member-4.

Dependent Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship

In order to receive the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship a student must be a dependent receiving any VA Education Benefits. 

The student must be continuously enrolled at the University of Mississippi for Fall and Spring Terms.

If a student exhausts their VA Education benefits, they will still continue to receive the Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship as long as they have been continuously enrolled at the University of Mississippi and have continuously used VA benefits, to include graduate school.

Students are not required to enroll in a Summer Term to remain continuously enrolled, but they must not use VA Benefits at another institution to remain eligible for the continuation of the Scholarship past benefit exhaustion.

Additional Scholarship Information

While the Non-Resident Scholarship is the only “military-specific” scholarship offered by Ole Miss, you can contact the Office of Financial Aid for information regarding other scholarships you may qualify for or look here: UM Financial Aid. For information regarding other “military” scholarships, you can access the Affordable Colleges website (not affiliated with UM) here: Scholarships and Financial Aid for Military and Veterans

VA Educational Benefits

Veteran and Military Services provides student support services to veterans, military and and eligible dependents. Our office strives to ensure services that enable our military students to focus on their education goals. Our office works closely with other departments on campus to provide as many resources as possible.

Tuition Assistance (TA) Educational Benefits

Students wishing to use tuition assistance must get approval from their specific military command. TA cannot be used in conjunction with other VA benefits, to pay for the same class (unless you use Post 9/11 Chapter 33 benefits). If students have questions about using VA benefits and TA benefits, contact Veteran and Military Services for clarification. Students should also be aware that use of tuition assistance benefits can affect the Financial Aid package. If students have questions about the financial aid package, they should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid to determine any possible issues.

Students are responsible to upload their required documents to their military commands for TA approval. Once approved, students should inform Veteran and Military Services of any changes to classes submitted (add/drop). TA will not be billed until approximately 19% of the semester is completed (per military policy), so payment will be later in the semester. Students should budget accordingly. Once the semester is complete, grades will be submitted to DOD by Veteran and Military Services. The student will be responsible to their command if there is a class failure or discrepancy that results in repayment.


Veteran Treatment Team

Student veterans attending Ole Miss have the ability to receive treatment at the University for anything they may need while in school. Instead of taking a day off for a trip to the nearest VA Facility, student veterans can receive comprehensive treatment through a team of psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, nurse practitioners, a social worker, and case manager. Through this team-based approach to care, veterans can explore other treatment options outside the typical VA prescription of medications. For more information, please contact our office at veterans@olemiss.edu with Veteran Treatment Team in the subject line, and we will provide the appropriate information about pursuing a comprehensive treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Veteran Counseling

The Student Counseling Center has dedicated veteran hours for walk-in appointments, and as part of the Veterans Treatment Team, the professionals can assist student veterans with any concerns they may experience while attending the University.