USM Veterans Center starts Textbooks for Troops program



By Ellen Ciurczak

University of Southern Mississippi senior Ashley Thames, a member of the Air Force Reserve and a nursing student, said a new program called Textbooks for Troops will help her save money on the nursing textbooks she needs to complete her education.

“It will be very helpful,” she said. “We spend a lot of money on tuition. This will be a burden lifter.”

The program is underway as part of the university’s continuing mission to make higher education affordable for military veterans. Administered through the Southern Miss Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families, it makes a variety of textbooks available on a no-cost, loan basis to student-veterans and other center personnel.

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