Yellow Ribbon Program

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Benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program

Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed Post 9/11 GI Bill amounts if you are attending a public school as a nonresident student.WVUP participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for you education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.


Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate).
Therefore, you may be 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 a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

To Receive Benefits Under The Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill;
  • You must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member
  • Your school must agree to participate in the Yellow Program;
  • Your school must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals stated in their participation agreement;
  • Your school must certify your enrollment to VA, including Yellow Ribbon program information.


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