Pearl River Community College

Veteran Services

The PRCC Office of Veteran Services provides service to those who wish to utilize military-related education benefits at the Poplarville Campus, the Forrest County Center, or the Hancock Center.  Students may direct inquiries to va@prcc.edu, or stop by one of our two offices:

 Poplarville Campus

Ted J. Alexander Administration Building

1st Floor, Southwest Office

601-403-1211

Gloria Wasmund – School Certifying Official


Forrest County Center

Building 1, Room #104A

601-554-5530

Beth Strahan – VA/ADA Coordinator


In order to utilize VA Education Benefits, students must follow a two-part process.  Part 1 requires that you establish your benefits with the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  By submitting an application to the VA requesting to use Education Benefits, they will know which school you’ve selected, what your educational objectives are, etc..  Part 2 requires that you let PRCC know that you will be utilizing VA Education Benefits while enrolled.  PRCC depends on students who use VA Education Benefits to self-identify and complete the necessary forms that will help the VA Certifying Official in processing the request.

Part 1:  Applying for VA Education Benefits through the VA

  • Know which VA Education Benefit you plan to use
  • Gather supporting documentation so that the application process goes smoothly
  • Keep all correspondence that you receive from the VA

Part 2:  Requesting to use VA Education Benefits at PRCC

  • Establishing a PRCC VA File
  • Receiving Advisement and Establishing a Degree Plan
  • Requesting VA Enrollment Certification
  • Notification of Changes in Enrollment

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”)
Pearl River Community College is in compliance with the Choice Act, allowing that, all student training under the Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) GI Bill® and MGIB – Active Duty, will not be charged in excess of the rate for Mississippi resident students.  For more information on the Choice Act visit the following website: https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/3230.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.