YELLOW RIBBON GI EDUCATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Under this program, ITT Technical Institutes have entered into an agreement with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund the tuition expenses of eligible students which exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. ITT Technical Institutes and the VA each contribute 50% of those excess expenses.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, ITT Technical Institutes:
  • Provide contributions to eligible students who apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the student is pursuing training in any given academic year;
  • Provide contributions during the current academic year and all subsequent academic years in which the ITT Technical Institutes participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct, and attendance;
The Post-9/11 GI Bill Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (Post-9/11) pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition charged to eligible students. If an eligible student's tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition, additional funds are available under the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) for the tuition costs without an additional charge to the student's VA entitlement.

Only students entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive Yellow Ribbon Program funding. Therefore, a student may be eligible if he or she:
  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • Is 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.
More information the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 can be found on the VA's website at www.gibill.va.gov.

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