JSU, Mississippi National Guard Partner to Offer the Tiger Free Tuition Program
Lt. Col. Christian Patterson, APR+M
|Jackson State University President William B. Bynum, Jr. and Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of Mississippi, sign a memorandum of understanding April 16, 2019, on the JSU campus. The initiative builds on current National Guard education benefits to create a unique opportunity for eligible Mississippi Air and Army National Guard service members to receive free undergraduate tuition at JSU. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes)
JACKSON, Miss. -- Jackson State University and the Mississippi National Guard have partnered to offer guardsmen free undergraduate tuition at JSU, beginning in the fall of 2019.
Dr. William B. Bynum, Jr., president of JSU, and Maj. Gen. Janson D. Boyles, the adjutant general of Mississippi, signed a memorandum of agreement for the Tiger Free Tuition Program at JSU's College of Business, April 16, 2019. Jackson State is now the second Mississippi university to offer free college attendance for the state's citizen Soldiers and Airmen.
"Jackson State University is extremely proud of its military-friendly status," said Dr. Bynum from the business school's rotunda. "One of things I want to do during my tenure is to grow the programs with our armed forces. Thanks to General Boyles for this program and all that it will continue to do to help JSU grow and be a community pillar for our state and the nation."
"The Mississippi National Guard depends on the readiness of our Soldiers and Airmen to perform their duties," said General Boyles. "This program will help to prepare the foundation for our future endeavors and and rewards the young men and women who will join our ranks. We're thankful to Dr. Bynum and JSU for partnering with us on this program and look forward to taking advantage of it."
To be eligible for the Tiger Free Tuition program, service members must be full-time undergraduate students, in good standing with their unit and cannot be within a year of their expiration of term of service. Soldiers and Airmen can contact the MSNG Education Office at 601-313-6183 for more information.
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Photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Tynes (102d Public Affairs Detachment)