E The 2012-2013 Yellow Ribbon Program | Military.com

The 2012-2013 Yellow Ribbon Program

gi bill yellow ribbon 412

The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit, which will pay up to 100 percent of the public in-state tuition, but it only covers up to $17,500 a year for private colleges and universities. Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student. This is where the YRP can help.

Like the other Post 9/11 GI Bill programs, Yellow Ribbon benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.  No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.

To qualify to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefits you must meet the following criteria:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; 
  • Are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above. 

Students may search for VA GI Bill approved programs HERE. Students may also search for institutions that will participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program during the 2012-2013 School Year.

More program details:

The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting colleges and universities) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed these amounts if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student..  Participating schools and VA can match funds to help waive a portion of those expenses.

The Institution of Higher Learning (College or University) must agree to:

  • Enter into an official agreement with VA
  • Provide contributions to eligible individuals who apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Make contributions toward the program on behalf of the individual in the form of a grant, scholarship, etc.
  • State the dollar amount that will be contributed for each participant during the academic year.
  • State the maximum number of individuals for whom contributions will be made in any given academic year.

Related Topics

GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Schools
© 2014 Military Advantage
A Monster Company.