Yellow Ribbon Program Benefit
What is the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) benefit?
The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The YRP allows institutions of higher learning (colleges, universities, and other degree-granting schools) in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the tuition and fee amounts payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Eligibility for Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) Benefits
Your eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill is determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In order to participate in the YRP benefit, you must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) and have entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. You must not be on active duty service or a spouse using transferred entitlement.
You may qualify for the YRP benefit if you:
- Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months and were honorably discharged.
- Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
- Are a dependent child who received benefits transferred under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above