MGCCC has three military education centers providing comprehensive services for our armed forces and their families. These centers are conveniently located on Keesler Air Force Base, the Naval Construction Battalion Center and the Military Benefits Processing Center on the Jackson County Campus (Army TA through Keesler/NCBC).
You will find a dedicated education representative at each location to assist with maximizing your education benefits and providing guidance during the pursuit of your education goals. Our representatives are ready to provide exceptional support with admissions, financial aid, degree planning, and enrollment.
Tuition Assistance Program
Military personnel eligible for the Tuition Assistance (TA) Program can use their TA while attending MGCCC. If you need assistance, using this program as it pertains to MGCCC you can contact your military education representatives.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. MGCCC is accredited by the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Military students stationed in Mississippi receive in-state tuition.
No, active duty military students and their dependents are granted in-state residency if they are assigned to a Mississippi base. Students will need to submit a copy of current military orders to their education representative. Dependents will only be eligible for in-state residency if they are on the service member’s orders.
Yes. MGCCC has three due dates for Spring/Fall semesters and two in the Summer. All balances need to be paid in full by the final due date.
TA Vouchers can be submitted to the business office on the campus you are currently attending. Once you turn in your voucher, you will receive a schedule and bill to take to the book store to get your books. You can also turn in your voucher in to the MGCCC education representative on base. If you are taking a class on the Navy Base, you may pick up your books up from the MGCCC education representative on base, or at any of the campuses.
Making an appointment is not required but preferred. It will eliminate the chances of waiting should the representative already have a student.
Yes. We typically offer weekend hybrid classes. A weekend hybrid class is three weeks with both in person and online formats. The class meets a total of four times on Friday and Saturday. Occasionally we offer 8 week classes that meet once a week.
Yes. Classes offered on base are available to all MGCCC students.
If you do not have access, please reach out to the military education representative for more details. Students can get a pass issued to get on base for the duration of class, but first you’re required to submit information for a background check.
Each campus has a learning lab with many valuable resources including free tutors.
MGCCC does accept military credits, however depending on your education goals they may not be applicable. Make an appointment with your education representative for more information.
MGCCC allows anyone to apply to these programs, but unfortunately, they are not feasible for most active duty students. Many of the programs take place during the day, in a block schedule set by the school.
Yes. Students can choose one of our university transfer programs. These programs prepare you for transfer to a university by completing the required general education and pre-requisites classes. Also, depending on your branch of service you may have opportunities for commissioning programs.
Your physical degree will not display a major but when you transfer your transcript will notate what your major was.
Military students deploying do not have to drop a class if they the resources necessary to successfully finish the class. It is highly encouraged to speak with your instructor to see if they have may have any concerns for you to consider when making your decision.
If you already have your textbooks, you will be responsible for returning them to the school. You will return the books by mailing them to the school before the deadline date. Students will still be charged the full price if package is not postmarked by the due date.
If you are leaving before you can get your textbook, speak with your education representative for information on how to get your book.
Yes. We have a military withdrawal policy, which allows you to drop the class without penalty. You will need to complete the military withdrawal form and submit a copy of your deployment letter to Enrollment Services or your education representative. The form will be forwarded to the appropriate office and once approved funds will disperse back to the third-party provider.
Each branch may have slightly different processes but you can find general steps listed below:
- Apply for tuition assistance at https://ArmyIgnitED.com/
- Create a Student User Accounts
- Create Education Paths and Tuition Assistance Request
- Meet MGCCC admissions requirements
- Meet with an Enrollment Specialists to create a program of study
- Upload your degree plan
Your Enrollment Specialist on Campus or your military Education Representative on Base creates a degree plan specific to what your major is. You will not be eligible for funding if the classes you register for are not on your degree plan.
Once you have an approved TA, you will need to submit a copy of the voucher to the campus business office or your education representative on base.
Please remember TA only covers your tuition costs. MGCC has additional fees associated with taking classes and these fees are the student’s responsibility*.
The education representative on campus and/or on base enters all student grades at the end of the semester. If you think, your grade is missing contact your education representative.
To ensure eligibility, transcripts must be evaluated and all student requirements met, before financial aid is awarded. Some students have additional requirements after submitting their application. You can find out more under the financial aid tab in your web services account.