Copiah-Lincoln Community College acknowledges the high level of commitment our military personnel have devoted to their country. Our Veteran Services Office is prepared to assist you in furthering your education. There are many benefits and resources available to you whether you choose to attend Co-Lin on the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus, or Simpson County Center, and the Veteran Services Office can serve as your one-stop shop for most actions. Also, all graduating veterans receive an honor cord from the Veterans Services Office whether using military-related benefits or not.
Among other awards, Co-Lin earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media for the seventh year in a row. The Military Order of the Purple Heart also designated Co-Lin as a "Purple Heart College" for outstanding service to military veterans, service members, dependents, and survivors. Additionally, Co-Lin was named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017.
Please contact our director of veteran services, Dr. Tim Lea, for assistance. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601.643.8634. Some of the benefits available to veterans include:
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides educational benefits through the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30), Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606), Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35), and Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31). If you are applying for the first time, you need to submit an application for education benefits online at https://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp or http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/apply.asp
Other military-related financial aid:
The Veteran Services Office will gladly assist in the application process on any of the above.