Veterans Affairs

Yellow Ribbon Program

yellow ribbonBeginning the fall 2012, Columbus State University is participating in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program term. In order to participate in the VA educational benefits Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be eligible for Chapter 33, Post 9/11 educational benefits at 100% entitlement and being charged out of state tuition rates.

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs: “Institutions of Higher Learning (Degree Granting Institutions) may elect to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.”

At Columbus State University the additional funds will cover some the cost of out-of state tuition if you are currently attending Columbus State and being charged out-of-state tuition.

Columbus State will make available $500.00 for the fall semester and $500.00 for the spring semester and VA will match this amount for fall and spring semester. Each semester you will receive $1,000 towards the out of state tuition charged. This is not for summer semester terms.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is awarded on a first come basis and limited to 15 students.

If you would like to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please stop by the CSU Veterans Affairs Office.

If you have further questions, please refer to the links below provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs GIBill website regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program:

http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html

http://www.gibill.va.gov/documents/factsheets/2012_Yellow_Ribbon_Student_FAQs.pdf