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 Ribbons benefits and qualifies 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 much will Regis provide?

For undergraduate students, Regis will provide up to $35,000 which is matched by the VA for a maximum total of $70,000 per year. For graduate students, Regis will provide up to $25,000 which is matched by the VA for a maximum total of $50,000 per year.

What courses of study does Regis offer veterans?

While veterans may select any course of study, there is a high level of interest in our undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences, especially among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who served as emergency medical technicians in their deployments.

Regis's 16-month Accelerated BS in Nursing for Non-Nurse Graduates (ABSN) program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and can be completed with almost no out of pocket cost for eligible veterans.

Regis is the only NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in New England, one of six institutions named nationally this year. We also offer excellent undergraduate programs in business management and communication, as well as our graduate program in strategic communication and health administration.

For more information, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs or the Office of Undergraduate Admission.