What is the Work-Study program? Who is eligible?
This program provides part-time employment to students receiving VA education benefits who attend school three-quarter time or more. The student may work at the school veterans' office, the VA Regional Office, or at approved State employment offices. Work-study students are paid either the State or Federal minimum wage, whichever is greater.
*NOTE: Active Duty Military are not eligible for this program.
For more information about work study, please click here.
Point of contact for student workers at the Center for America’s Veterans:
Student Counseling Center-Mississippi State University
The Counseling Center is staffed by licensed psychologists, licensed professional counselors, and social workers, as well psychology and counselor education interns. The services offered at the Counseling Center are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).
The Counseling Center educates students for life by providing a variety of services and programs that are consistent and in agreement with the strategic plan goals of the Institution and the Division of Student Affairs. Services include short-term individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, crisis intervention, referral services, as well as consultation for faculty and staff, family and friends of Mississippi State students.
All counseling services are confidential and free of charge for eligible students. The Counseling Center provides brief or short-term therapy for a variety of presenting problems. Concerns that require on-going or long-term treatment may be best served through a referral to an outside community provider.
Our primary goal is to provide students with the services, support, and skills needed to grow, develop, learn, and thrive while at Mississippi State University. Please do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Center if you have any questions, at (662)325-2091.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center supports Mississippi State University students in improving academic performance and in enhancing lifelong learning skills. The Learning Center offers diverse services to graduate and undergraduate students which include academically enhanced university credit courses, support programs, workshops, seminars, tutoring services, academic coaching, and state of the art technology labs. Open to all university entities, these services promote academic excellence.
Veterans’ Services Officer
The Veterans’ Service Officer performs administrative work in advising armed forces veterans and dependents of benefits available under federal, state, and local laws.
• Files and processes veterans’ claims
• Counsels veterans on issues that they may be facing and directs or refers them to the correct professional services
• Responds to Veteran's affairs letters
• Advises persons currently in the armed forces concerning family allotments, hardship status, disability provisions and other armed forces benefits
• Assists pensioned veterans and widows in completing their annual income and medical expense reporting requirements
• Assist widow and widowers in securing Department of Veteran Affairs death benefits
• Advises on home loans and assistance in obtaining Certificates of Eligibility
• Find a Service Officer--MississippiVA
Access all VA benefits including Education, Health, Disability, and Records. Also, provides you with direct access to the Veterans Crisis Hotline. Information provided on this website is beneficial to both veterans and members of their families. www.va.gov
VA education and training benefits
VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned. https://www.va.gov/education/
How to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits
Find out how to apply for the GI Bill and other VA education benefits as a Veteran, service member, or qualified family member. https://www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/
Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship
The Edith Nourse Rogers Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Scholarship allows some eligible Veterans and dependents in high-demand fields to extend their Post-9/11 GI Bill or Fry Scholarship benefits. Read below to find out if you’re eligible for up to 9 months (or $30,000) of added benefits and how to apply. https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/stem-scholarship/apply-for-scholarship-form-22-10203/introduction
Change your VA direct deposit information
Change your VA direct deposit information for disability compensation, pension benefits, or education benefits online. https://www.va.gov/change-direct-deposit/
BAH Monthly Housing Calculator
Determine your BAH Rate with this Basic Allowance for Housing calculator. Plus, find the BAH tables, non-locality rates and OHA calculator. https://militarybenefits.info/bah-calculator/
Everything you need to know about costs, understanding your bill, making payments and getting refunds is right here. https://www.controller.msstate.edu/accountservices/index.php
Sponsored Student Office
The Sponsored Student Office is responsible for processing external scholarships and payments for other organizations that include but are not limited to the following:
• Local or hometown clubs and church groups, high school scholarships, employment benefits, etc. (Local Garden Clubs, Kiwanis Club, Church Groups, Pageants)
• Military and Vocational Rehabilitation Tuition Payments
• National Merit and Kelly Cook Scholarships
• Prepaid College Savings Plans (including MPACT)
Military Records Archives
Request copies of military records in order to provide service dates and character of service for academic opportunities. https://www.archives.gov/veterans
MSU Army ROTC
Physicians and engineers, architects and business leaders, weed scientists and computer scientists, teachers and policy makers, and officers for the US Army: MSU and its Army ROTC program prepares students to be innovators and leaders for the 21st century.
We produce lieutenants for the active Army, the National Guard, and the US Army Reserves, each with a breadth of perspective who:
1. Demonstrate a capacity for scholastic, athletic, and leadership excellence
2. Are confident they will be competent Army leaders because of the rigor of the program
3. Are committed to the Army for the duration of their obligation, and open-minded about further service
4. Bring experiential, ethical, and cultural diversity to the Officer Corps. Mississippi State University Army ROTC
5. The premier leadership development program on the MSU Campus
MSU Air Force ROTC
AFROTC Detachment 425 gives students attending Mississippi State University, East Mississippi Community College, and Mississippi University for Women, the opportunity to commission as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force or U.S Space Force. Recognized as one of the top AFROTC Detachments in the County, Detachment 425 was awarded the annual AFROTC Team Excellence Award for 2016, the 4th quarter 2019 AFROTC Team Excellence Award, and is the 2020 SW Region Medium Detachment of the Year.
Mississippi State offers multiple engineering and technical degrees and boasts one of the best Professional Meteorology programs in the nation. While pursuing their degrees, AFROTC cadets are provided numerous opportunities to explore the multitude of career fields available in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
Joint Services Transcript
The Joint Services Transcript (JST) provides a description of military schooling and work history in civilian language. It serves as a counseling tool for academic and career counselors in advising service members and veterans. It serves as an aid in preparing resumes and explaining Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, National Guard and Navy work experience to civilian employers. It also saves time and money by awarding academic credits, which means less tuition to pay and less time spent in the classroom. https://jst.doded.mil/jst/