Want to avoid out-of-pocket costs while using your GI Bill benefits and still attend the college of your choice? Find out if your school you hope to attend is a Yellow Ribbon school.
You may know that education expenses for tuition & fees may exceed the amount the Post 9/11 GI Bill will cover. Which means you could end up paying for things out of your own pocket. Thankfully there’s the Yellow Ribbon Program to help GI Bill users offset some or all of the expenses exceeding their military education benefits.
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Yellow Ribbon School Program – What is it?
Colleges and universities participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program make additional funds available for veteran students. These funds help cover charges above the what is covered by the GI Bill.
The school can cover up to 50% of the tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap. The VA then agrees to match the same amount that the school contributed. In some cases, this covers 100% of any additional cost, though that is not always the case.
Now all public universities offer in-state tuition for veterans. This was originally a part of the Yellow Ribbon program. As a result the main benefit of the program is reserved for those looking to attend a participating private school where the cost exceeds the GI Bill.
Are you eligible?
Only Veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate, as determined by service requirements, or their designated transferees may receive this funding.
Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program.
Yellow Ribbon Schools By State:
|Arizona State University-Tempe|
|Arizona Western College|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott|
|Northern Arizona University|
|Northern Arizona University|
|University Of Arizona|
|Delaware State University|
|University Of Delaware|
District of Columbia (D.C.)
|Catholic University Of America|
|Corcoran College Of Art And Design|
|George Washington University|
|Trinity Washington University|
|University Of The District Of Columbia|
|Boise State University|
|Idaho State University|
|Lewis-Clark State College|
|North Idaho College|
|Northwest Nazarene University|
|The College Of Idaho|
|University Of Idaho|
|Itawamba Community College|
|Mississippi Delta Community College|
|Mississippi State University|
|Mississippi University For Women|
|University Of Mississippi|
|University of Southern Mississippi|
|University Of Nevada-Las Vegas|
|Sierra Nevada College|
|Franklin Pierce University|
|Southern New Hampshire University|
|Saint Anselm College|
|New England College|
|University of New Hampshire-Main Campus|
|University Of New Hampshire At Manchester|
|Granite State College|
|University of The Southwest|
|St John’s College|
|University Of Jamestown|
|North Dakota State University-Main Campus|
|University Of North Dakota|
|University Of Mary|
|New England Institute of Technology|
|Johnson & Wales University-Providence|
|Roger Williams University|
|Rhode Island School of Design|
|Salve Regina University|
|University Of Sioux Falls|
|Dakota Wesleyan University|
|Augustana College-South Dakota|
|Mount Marty College|
|University Of Wisconsin-Fond Du Lac|
|Upper Iowa University-Blackhawk Center|
|Upper Iowa University-Madison Center|
|Upper Iowa University-Milwaukee Center|
|Upper Iowa University-Prairie Du Chien Center|
|Upper Iowa University-Wausau Center|
|Drexel University: Online Programs|
|Troy University Online|