Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program is a wonderful way for colleges and universities to provide grants / scholarships to military veterans which are matched dollar for dollar by the department of Veterans Affairs. This is a voluntary program for colleges to participate in that covers additional tuition and fee expenses. Remember, the Post 9/11 GI Bill covers 100% of in-state tuition and fees for a public college (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) but only up to a maximum of $17,500 for tuition and fees for a private institution. That is where the Yellow Ribbon comes in to save the day, allowing military veterans to attend a private institution with little or no out of pocket expense for schools that participate in the program.

NOTE: The Yellow Ribbon Program is only available for military veterans eligible for FULL Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits. Vist the Post 9/11 GI Bill page to learn if you qualify for full benefits.

Participating colleges must agree to the following conditions to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Contribute to eligible military veterans under the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the veteran is pursuing training in any academic year
  • Continue to contribute to eligible military veterans during the current academic year and all subsequent academic years when participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the student maintains satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance
  • Contributions are made on behalf of qualified veterans in the form of of a grant, scholarship, etc.
  • Indicate the dollar amount contributed for each veteran during the academic year
  • Indicate the maximum number of veterans for whom contributions will be made in the academic year.

Click on a state below to find all schools in that state participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for school year 2011-2012:

Alabama Louisiana Oklahoma
Alaska Maine Oregon
Arizona Maryland Pennsylvania
Arkansas Massachusetts Rhode Island
California Michigan South Carolina
Colorado Minnesota South Dakota
Connecticut Mississippi Tennessee
Delaware Missouri Texas
D.C. Montana Utah
Florida Nebraska Vermont
Georgia Nevada Virginia
Hawaii New Hampshire Washington
Idaho New Jersey West Virginia
Illinois New Mexico Wisconsin
Indiana New York Wyoming
Iowa North Carolina  
Kansas North Dakota Foreign U.S. Campus
Kentucky Ohio Campus Overseas
U.S. Territories
(No Yellow Ribbon Schools)
Puerto Rico Virgin Islands
(No Yellow Ribbon Schools)

Article Last Modified: August 30, 2011

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