Jackson State Community College is committed to serving our veteran students and their families in a timely, thorough, and conscientious manner.
The Veterans Affairs Office, located inside the Student Center, is the place for students to receive one-on-one service with individualized guidance. To make an appointment, call 731-425-2618.
The Veterans' Benefits Coordinator assists students eligible to receive VA benefits through the
- Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606),
- GI Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30),
- Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33),
- Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35),
- Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31).
Eligible recipients must apply to VA to recieve approval for benefits.
VA will mail a Certificate of Eligibility to the student as proof of benefits; a copy must be turned in to the VA Coordinator along with a copy of a DD214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
Other Financial Assistance for School:
In addition to available VA Benefits, you are strongly encouraged to pursue other sources of financial assistance, by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available on the JSCC Financial Aid website.
This site also features a link for you to estimate the total cost of your education at Jackson State, based on financial aid resources. It does NOT include calculation of additional VA benefits you may receive.
Deferred Payment Possibility (See the VA Coordinator for details)
Students receiving VA benefits may elect to apply for a deferment of tuition and fees prior to the start of the semester.
Eligibility for Deferment of Payment of Tuition and Fees: Eligible Students Receiving U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs or Other Governmentally Funded Educational Assistance Benefits may apply for deferment. The amount of the deferment shall not exceed the total monetary educational benefits to be received for the term. Students who have been granted deferment are expected to make timely payments on their outstanding tuition and fees balance once education benefits are being delivered. Eligibility for such deferment shall terminate if the student fails to abide by any applicable rule or regulation, or to act in good faith in making timely payments.
Prior Learning Assessment:
The VA Coordinator will obtain an official copy of each service member's Joint Service Transcript or Community College of the Air Force Transcript to review for any prior learning credit. Credit may be granted as general elective credit or specific course credit as approved by department deans.
For more information about Veterans Education Benefits or have specific questions, please contact VA:
VA Toll Free Number: 1-888-442-4551
VA Website: www.gibill.va.gov
Monthly attendance verification for Chapters 1606, 1607 and Chapters 30: 1-877-823-2378, or on the VA website listed above.
The Veterans Crisis Line: for veterans, their families and friends, 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 and chat online or send a text message to 838255 for confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.