Yellow Ribbon Program
Chatham University is pleased to announce its participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) effective August 1, 2009. A provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the program provides matching funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs as a supplement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill covers tuition and fees not to exceed the maximum in-state tuition & fees at a public Institution of Higher Learning. The Yellow Ribbon Program will match tuition and fees in excess of the portion funded by the GI Bill which are waived by Chatham. This program is available for women applying to undergraduate degree programs, and to women and men applying to graduate and online degree programs.
EligibilityIndividuals may be eligible if they:
- 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 served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- Are dependents eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
There is no minimum number of credit hours required for participation and awards will continue in subsequent years in which the student maintains satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance.
For a full-time undergraduate student (15 credit hours), the combined support from the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2009-2010 academic year is estimated as follows:
|Chatham University Tuition & Mandatory Fees||$28,290|
|Less: Post-9/11 GI Bill||($14,406)|
|Less: Chatham University Yellow Ribbon Program Waiver||($6,942)|
|Less: VA Yellow Ribbon Program Match||($6,942)|
|Remaining Student Obligation||-0-|
The Yellow Ribbon Program covers tuition and mandatory fees and does not include room and board or books and supplies which are provided for separately under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These benefits will replace merit scholarships awarded at the time of acceptance.
If eligible, students should apply for Benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the Department of Veterans Affairs upon acceptance. Please forward your Certificate of Eligibility to the Financial Aid Office to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional information at www.va.gov. The Yellow Ribbon Program FAQ is available at https://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm. For additional information about the GI bill, please visit http://www.todaysgibill.org/.