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Yellow Ribbon Program

Eligibility

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate, based on service requirements, may receive this funding. 

You may be eligible if: 

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 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 eligibility criteria listed above. 

Use the following link for information on the Yellow Ribbon Program and veteran eligibility: http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html. The Department of Veterans Affairs administers several benefit programs through the GI Bill. Use the following link for information on additional GI Bills: http://www.gibill.va.gov/ 

Once you determine your eligibility status with the Department of Veterans Affairs, please contact Northeastern's Veteran Services Specialist, Andy McCarty.

Please note, while students enrolled in online graduate programs through the College of Business are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program they may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill funding.

Active military members and their spouses are not eligible. However, they may transfer their eligibility to their children.

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