At Meridian Community College, we are committed to providing exceptional support and resources to our student veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families. We understand the unique challenges faced by those who have served or are currently serving in the military, and we are here to assist in any way we can. Our goal is to ensure that our veterans and military students have a successful transition into college life and achieve their academic and career goals.
Federal Tuition Assistance Programs
Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Programs are a source of financial aid for active duty military.
VA EDUCATION BENEFITS
Tuition & Fees
PER CREDIT HOUR$193
PER CREDIT HOUR$273
Residency of US Veterans & Beneficiaries
Mississippi Senate Bill 2127 (amends state law 37-107-25) for nonresident students who are United States Veterans and/or their beneficiaries who are entitled to Veterans Educational Assistance under Title 38 of the United States Code are qualified as in-state residents for tuition purpose upon enrollment at MCC.
Nonresident Veterans (whether or not entitled to Educational Assistance under Title
38 of the United States Code) must demonstrate release or discharge from active duty
with not less than an Honorable discharge or a discharged under Honorable conditions.
Nonresident beneficiaries must demonstrate a valid Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) for
Veterans Educational Assistance under Title 38 of the United States Code.
Residency of Military Personnel and Dependents
Members of the United States Armed Forces on extended active duty and stationed within the State of Mississippi and members of the Mississippi National Guard may be classified as residents for the purpose of attendance of state-supported institutions of higher learning and community and/or junior colleges of the State of Mississippi. Resident status of such military personnel who are not legal residents of Mississippi (as defined above) shall terminate upon their reassignment for duty in the continental United States outside the State of Mississippi.
Resident status of a spouse or child of the Armed Forces of the United States on extended active duty shall be that of the military spouse or parent for the purpose of attending state-supported institutions of higher learning and community/junior colleges of the State of Mississippi during the time that the military spouse or parent is stationed within the State of Mississippi and shall be continued through the time that military spouse or parent is stationed in an overseas area with last duty assignment within the State of Mississippi, excepting temporary training assignments en route from Mississippi. Resident status of a minor child terminates upon reassignment under Permanent Change of Station Orders of his/her military parent for duty in the continental United States outside the State of Mississippi, excepting temporary training assignments en route from Mississippi, and except that children of members of the Armed Forces who attain Mississippi residency in accordance with the above provision, who begin and complete their senior year of high school in Mississippi, and who enroll full-time in a Mississippi institution of higher learning or community/junior college to begin studies in the fall after their graduation from high school, maintain their residency status so long as they remain enrolled as a student in good standing at a Mississippi institution of higher learning or community/junior college. Enrollment during summer school is required to maintain such resident status.
Students must provide at least two documents as proof of legal residency when seeking Mississippi tuition costs. Admissions staff can provide a listing of documents that qualify as acceptable documentation of proof of residency.