Yellow Ribbon Program

Hiram College is a Yellow Ribbon Program Institution.

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 the Veteran's Administration (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.

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

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 (minimum 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 G.I. Bill based on a veterans service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

To apply for VA Benefits, and to determine Yellow Ribbon eligibility, complete the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP).

And for more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program information page.

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