Welcome:  The Veteran & Military Student Support Center at Jackson State University welcomes you!  We are eager to assist you as you continue your educational journey with us and hope that your time at Jackson State University will be a rewarding experience.  Congratulations and thank you on the service you have given our country.

Mission:  To support the mission of the Division of Student Life through the development and implementation of outreach programs designed to provide student support services focused on the special needs and requirements of today’s military veterans, service members, dependents and survivors.  The Center was established to improve and enhance the success of student veterans, to help them receive the benefits they deserve, to serve as a liaison between the veteran student community and the University and to increase their academic success.

Location and Contact Information:

The Veteran & Military Student Support Center is located on the 3rd Floor (Suite 302) (across from the elevators) of the Jacob L. Reddix Building. The staff provides assistance to student veterans, dependents, and military service members. Should you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our office at 601-979-0889,601-979-1755, or 601-979-1365. Or Via e-mail: jsuveterans@jsums.edu.


In order to receive the Health and PE course exemption, your DD Form 214 (Separation Papers), Official Military Orders if you are active duty, and Military Transcript on file with our office. Once we have received the required documents, our office will submit your documentation to our campus partners for the exemption. We do not evaluate your Military Transcripts for graduation requirements. The determination is solely on your Academic Department. You as the student must submit your Military Transcript to your Academic Department for a JSU credit equivalency evaluation to see if your military credits will count towards your degree requirement.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S.  Department of Veterans Affairs.*

Campus Support Services Include:

Veteran Career Transition Program: Through the Career Services Center,  resources will be provided to guide students through navigating their job search, enhancing their resume, and preparing for the interview process.  Career Services Center is located on the 1st Floor of the Jacob L. Reddix Building (Suite 110).

Counseling Services:  The Latasha Norman Counseling  and Disability Services & ADA Compliance Centers  offer  support to student veterans as they transition into civilian life.  This service is designed to discuss issues related to their military experience and provides mental health counseling. The Latasha Norman Counseling Center is located in the JSU Student Center on the 2nd floor. Contact number is 601-979-0374.
The  Disability Services & ADA Compliance Center is located in the Student Center, 2nd floor Room #2110.

Veterans Work-Study Program: This program is designed to offer part-time work to veterans, service members, and dependents currently receiving veteran education benefits.

JSU Air Force ROTC: This program gives men and women the opportunity to become Air Force officers while completing a degree. (601) 979-1620.

JSU Army ROTC: This program gives men and women the opportunity to become Army officers while completing a degree.  (601) 979-8600

Out- of- State Tuition Waiver:  JSU takes pride in being a top “Military Friendly School” and may waive out-of-state tuition for those student veterans, dependents, and service-members who qualify.  Military students that qualify for the $500 out of state fee waiver are students that are using Post 9/11 GI Bill and we must have the official certificate of eligibility from the VA, along with other paperwork.   Contact the Veteran & Military Student Support Center for more information call 601-979-0889. Or send an email to jsuveterans@jsums.edu.

Veterans-Educational-Benefits |FAQs


Chapters 30 (MGIB-AD), 35 (DEA), 1606 (MGIB-SR) must make payment arrangements or have enough Financial Aid or Student loans to cover their cost of attendance since the benefit pays a monthly stipend directly to the student and not the institution.

Ch. 33 Post 9/11 recipients who are not a full 100% must make payment arrangements or have enough Financial Aid or Student loans to cover their cost of attendance. This also applies to Ch. 33 Post 9/11 who stay on campus.