Stevens is pleased to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program – a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits, and is available only while eligible to receive VA education benefits.
A provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program expands education benefits for military veterans. Qualifying veterans are eligible to receive up to 100 percent funding of an undergraduate college education. The GI Bill pays the highest in-state undergraduate tuition. However, additional funds may be available if you plan on attending a private institution, graduate school, or if you choose to attend an institution as a non-resident.
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Institutions choose the amount of tuition and fees that they will contribute, and the VA will match that amount. The Department of Veteran Affairs will then issue a payment directly to your institution.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs you are eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.
To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit the VA's GI Bill website.