Law School Announces Program for Veterans

The University of Mississippi School of Law recently announced that beginning this fall, veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program will have their tuition paid in full.

By using a combination of funds from the Department of Veteran Affairs, the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program, and the University of Mississippi, veterans who served at least three years in active duty since September 11, 2001, and who attend law school full time, can have their tuition and fees fully covered.

“We are honored to participate in this initiative to fund law school for our veterans,” said Susan Duncan, dean of the law school. “We owe a great debt to those who have served, and we feel this is the least we can do to honor their commitment to this country.”

According to The University of Mississippi’s Assistant Director of Veteran and Military Services, Andrew Newby, the opportunity to utilize the Yellow Ribbon Program is available for any student veteran who has been accepted to the Law School who meets the criteria for 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. For those student veterans accepted to Ole Miss who qualify for any other chapter of the GI Bill, they will be eligible for a non-resident tuition scholarship that will pay the out-of-state portion of their tuition.

“There is no limit to the number of students that can use the Yellow Ribbon Program, and no limit for students using the non-resident tuition scholarship,” said Newby.

For more information, contact Newby at (662) 915-5021 or