The Mississippi University for Women has announced a free tuition program for members of the Mississippi National Guard.
This memorandum of understanding comes after The W earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools Designation. The cooperative agreement between The W and the Mississippi National Guard will ensure free tuition to participants enrolled full time at the university and the free tuition opportunity also extends to full- time Army members.
W President Nora Miller and Maj. Gen. Janson D. “Durr” Boyles, Mississippi’s adjutant general, were both present at the ceremony held on The W’s campus.
“We are excited about this partnership and proud to support our service members through the many academic programs The W has to offer,” Miller said. “Providing a high-quality, affordable education while maintaining an outstanding reputation in the region is an institutional priority for our university.”
At the beginning of the year, The W earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools Designation. Institutions that earn this achievement are recognized for their commitment to being better for veterans.
“Readiness is our force’s top priority and The W’s tuition program will help to attract personnel who will staff our future state and federal missions,” said Maj. Gen. Boyles. “The students receiving this tuition benefit will contribute tremendously towards our preparedness and be among those ready to answer the call during state emergencies and overseas contingency operations.”
In the fall, The W was ranked No. 40 by U.S. News’ Best Colleges for Veterans in the Southern region. Colleges that make the list, were recognized for federal initiatives that help veterans and active-duty service members pay for their degrees.