Military Community Services

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Copiah-Lincoln Community College acknowledges the high level of commitment our military personnel have devoted to their country. We can assist prospective and current military-related students in application, registration, financial aid, and other college processes whether a person is using military-related benefits or not. Veterans who are attending college after a period of active duty in the armed forces may be eligible to receive undergraduate college credit. Graduating veterans also receive an honor cord whether using military-related benefits or not.

Among other awards, Co-Lin has earned military-friendly school honors by several agencies. 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 is a “Seven Seals Award” recipient by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

In accordance with Mississippi Code Section 37-103-25, Copiah-Lincoln Community College shall charge tuition at the in-state tuition rate for a student who is a veteran as defined by Title 38 of the United States Code, or a person entitled to education benefits under Title 8 of the United States Code. 

Each campus has someone dedicated to providing you assistance. We have an open-door policy, and you don't need an appointment to see us. Contact one of the three campuses below:

Wesson Campus 

Natchez Campus
Simpson Co. Center

Federal Tuition Assistance Programs:

Mississippi National Guard

As a member of the National Guard, you can receive substantial education benefits. Federal Tuition Assistance, tuition and fee reimbursement, the Montgomery G.I. Bill, student loan repayment, SEAP, and more. 

State Education Assistance Program

The Mississippi National Guard State Educational Assistance Program (SEAP) is an education incentive for eligible members of the Mississippi National Guard for education assistance at MS supported/accredited colleges at the junior and senior levels. SEAP may only be used towards the first undergraduate degree or technical certificate. Funds may be combined with FTA, GI Bill (excluding Ch. 33), grants, scholarships, or any other funding received by the student. There is a 10-Year window from the first payment made until the expiration of SEAP eligibility. **SEAP funding is allocated through the State Legislative process. All funds and amounts are subject to availability. 

VA Education Benefits:

 Military Order of the Purple Heart