Before enrolling a Service Member, it is important that you are provided the following
specific information to locate, explain and properly pursue planning and resource
tools to assist you in pursuit of your education:
The College Scorecard which is a planning tool and resource to assist prospective students and their families
as they evaluate options in selecting a school is located at: http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/.
The College Navigator which is a consumer tool that provides school information to include tuition and
fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates
and features a cost calculator and school comparison tool. The College Navigator is
located at: http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/.
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet which is a model aid award letter designed to simplify the information that prospective
students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions
and make informed decisions about where to attend school. The Shopping Sheet can be
accessed at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/aid-offer/index.html.
The Paying for College webpage which can be used by prospective students to enter the names of up to three
schools and receive detailed financial information on each one and to enter actual
financial aid awarded information. The tool can be accessed at: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/.
Please contact the USM Director of Veteran and Military Student Services (Jeff Hammond)
at 601-264-4629 in seeking additional information about available tuition assistance,
financial aid counseling and student support services.