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Veteran Services Office

Financial Aid


The Mission of the Veteran Services Office at Missouri Southern State University is to create a welcoming environment that supports military service members, veterans, and dependents as they make the transition to higher education.      

The Veteran Services Office assists military service members, veterans, and dependents with utilizing educational benefits and is responsible for certifying enrollment to the VA.  Missouri Southern State University offers military service members and veterans in-state tuition regardless of state of residency, priority registration and college credit for military training and experience. 

Missouri Southern State University is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, VA Principles of Excellence, Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, Service Members Opportunity College and the Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act.  

Military Friendly School  

Missouri Southern State University has been included on the list of Military Friendly® Schools since 2009.  The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans, and dependents.

Military Friendly School Award





Application Process

Step 1:  Apply for Admission to MSSU

Step 2:  Apply for VA Education Benefits

Step 3:  Submit the MSSU Veteran Registration and Certification Form every semester to use your education benefits. 

Additional Documents or Requirements (If Applicable):

Educational Programs


Show-Me Gold Program

This Missouri Army National Guard Officer Leadership Program will offer citizens of Missouri the opportunity for professional development to become officers in the Missouri Army National Guard. The officer training program will consist of credit-bearing classroom instruction, leadership laboratories, and physical training. 

Show-Me Gold Program








Advising, Counseling and Testing Services

Programs of Study

Student Success and Tutoring Center

Registrar's Office

American Council on Education 

Scholarships & Loans

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Direct Loans Public Service Deferment Request 

Missouri Returning Heroes Education Act

MSSU Scholarships

Outside Scholarships     

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Military Officer Association of America

Student Veteran's Organization

The Student Veterans Organization at Missouri Southern is a great way for veterans to be involved and connected while earning their degree from MSSU.The purpose of this organization shall be to foster camaraderie between military service members, veterans, and dependents attending Missouri Southern State University.  The goals of the organization are to support academic success, ensure veterans are aware of all eligible benefits and resources, and provide an outlet for leadership and community involvement.

MSSU Student Veteran's Organization