Veteran's Benefits

GI Bill Benefits

VA Yellow Ribbon Program

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.   The Post-9/11 benefit will pay you:

  • all resident tuition & fees
  • the higher of the actual tuition & fees or $17,500 per academic year for a private school

Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts if you are a nonresident student.


Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.   Therefore, you may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at leat 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you serve 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 Gi Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligiblity criteria listed above.

IUSD participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For 2012-2013 IUSD has agreed to fund four students a total of $3,650 each.  

If you are eligible for the YRP in 2012-2013, you must fill out the Yellow Ribbon Program agreement form and return it to the IUSD Office of Graduate Education (DS 280B).

Additional GI Benefit Information