United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Yellow Ribbon Program
United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training
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The United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Yellow Ribbon Program is an educational fee-matching agreement between participating schools and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for fees over GI Bill limits:
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
Visit website to view Yellow Ribbon Program Participant List for your area.
Apply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
Two hundred VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment counselors are now available at 71 military bases to assist transitioning Servicemembers with civilian employment.
The educational institute of your choice may have a Veteran Coordinator available to assist you with your educational needs. When researching schools, call to set up an appointment with their Veteran Coordinator.
You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.