Mississippi State University and the Mississippi National Guard announced a new program that will ensure free tuition for Mississippi National Guard service members enrolled full-time at MSU.
The program builds on current National Guard education benefits to create a unique opportunity for eligible Mississippi air and Army National Guard service members.
While the National Guard has a beneficial tuition program for eligible service members at all Mississippi colleges and universities, MSU support through the Bulldog Free Tuition Program will make MSU the only state university where Mississippi National Guard soldiers can attend college without paying tuition. MSU President Mark Keenum said, “That would ensure any student serving in the guard, who chooses to be a student here at Mississippi State University, they won’t have to pay tuition.”
Maj. General Janson Boyles said, “It helps us recruit more soldiers who want to come to the four year level and get an education. It helps them not worry about tuition. They can focus on other costs and get their education that way.”
To be eligible for the program, service members must be full-time undergraduate students in good standing with their unit and cannot be within a year of their expiration of term of service.