Veterans Assistance

Veterans Education Benefits

Qualified veterans and the dependents of deceased or disabled veterans whose death or disability is a direct result of their military service may be eligible for VA educational benefits under one of the following programs while attending The University of Southern Mississippi:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery G.I. Bill-Active Duty/Discharged
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 G.I. Bill
  • Chapter 35: Dependents Education Assistance
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery G.I. Bill-Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 1607: Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)


  1. Veterans wanting to use their VA educational benefits for the first time should apply online at and complete a Form 22-1990, Application for Educational Benefits, to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  2. If educational benefits have previously been used, complete a Form 22-1995, Change of Program or Place of Training, online at to receive a Certificate of Eligibility.
  3. Submit the following items to the University of Southern Mississippi VA representative at 3503 Moringside Dr.:
    • Copy of submitted 22-1990 or 22-1995 (see above)
    • Certificate of Eligibility
    • Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214)
    • VA Advisement Form

Please print out a copy of the VA Application, the VA Information Sheet and the VA Degree Plan and bring them with you to Veteran Assistance at 3503 Moringside Dr.


Additional Assistance

For additional assistance regarding VA educational benefits, please contact the Veteran's Administration at 1-888-442-4551 or The VA Representative at the University of Southern Mississippi may be contacted at (601) 264-4629. Assistance is given to veterans and dependents of eligible veterans to enable them to derive the maximum benefit from their veterans' educational entitlement.

  • For additional information, contact
Veteran Assistance
3503 Moringside Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-0001

Department of Veterans Affairs:


Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families