Yellow Ribbon Program Appeal
You may submit a formal written appeal to the School Certifying Official if you believe your Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) benefit amount is incorrect or petition to reinstate your YRP benefit. If requesting reinstatement of the YRP benefit, you must demonstrate mitigating circumstances in the formal appeal and provide relevant documentation in support of their petition. The written appeal will be reviewed by committee members knowledgeable of the VA’s education benefits and the University’s academic policy. The committee will send a written response to you within thirty (30) days of receiving the written appeal and documentation.
- The committee reserves the right to request additional documentation.
- VA defines mitigating circumstances as circumstances beyond the student’s control
that prevent the student from continuing in school or that cause the student to reduce
credits. Examples of mitigating circumstances:
- An illness or death in the student’s immediate family.
- An illness or injury afflicting the student during the enrollment period.
- An unavoidable change in the student’s conditions of employment.
- An unavoidable geographical transfer resulting from the student’s employment.
- Immediate family or financial obligations beyond the control of the claimant that require him or her to suspend pursuit of the program of education to obtain employment.
- Discontinuance of the course by the school.
- Unanticipated active military service, including active duty for training.
- Unanticipated difficulties with childcare arrangements the student has made for the period during which he or she is attending classes.