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VA Yellow Ribbon Program

Chapter 33 students with a 100% percentage of eligibility (POE) entitlement who are not on active duty are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program provided that they are not receiving a Fry scholarship. The Yellow Ribbon Program supplements the Post 9/11 GI Bill and helps veterans to bridge the gap between the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit and the actual cost of tuition and fees. 

At Vanderbilt, the Yellow Ribbon Program provides undergraduate and graduate/professional students up to $12,000 additional tuition dollars per year ($6,000 from Vanderbilt and $6,000 in matching funds from VA). Eligible students in the Law School and in the Owen School of Management receive up to $20,000 per academic year ($10,000 from Vanderbilt and $10,000 in matching funds from the VA). In some schools, Yellow Ribbon awards may reduce, or be reduced by, other institutional aid awarded. Students currently on Active Duty are not eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The university will review its Yellow Ribbon commitment each year. Participation levels may vary in future years.

Questions regarding the certification of Veteran's educational benefits should be directed to university.registrar@vanderbilt.edu.