What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Post-9/11 education benefits for veterans are generous, and the Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to enter into a voluntary agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to contribute funds to a veteran’s unmet tuition and fee charges. Under the program, Regis can contribute up to half of any tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate, and the Veterans Administration will match the amount.

Who is eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Veterans must have GI Bill® eligibility to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits and qualify if they are a post-9/11 veteran. A veteran and their dependents/spouse may use benefits simultaneously while deciding how to allocate funds.

How do I apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Upon receipt of the documentation and application, Regis will review the student’s eligibility for Yellow Ribbon funding. Regis will deny Yellow Ribbon funding to students who are not eligible without further review.

Regis will award Yellow Ribbon funding to eligible students using the following criteria:

  1. Regis College Yellow Ribbon funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In other words, the earlier a student applies, the more likely they are to receive funding. Only a limited amount of Yellow Ribbon funding is available, so Regis may be unable to approve all requests.
  2. Students may not submit an application for Yellow Ribbon benefits until they have submitted an enrollment deposit to attend Regis College to the admission office as a degree-seeking, matriculated student.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site.