Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (GI Bill®). Under this program, the act provides payments for tuition, fees, book and supplies stipend and a housing allowance for veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001. 

In the program, a partnership between the federal government and Alvernia University will match agreements with the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) to pay veterans' tuition and fee costs above those covered by the GI Bill Benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of attending Alvernia University under the Yellow Ribbon program?
  • Free tuition
  • Yellow Ribbon pays for all University fees, and there is also a book allowance
  • No cap on number of Yellow Ribbon participants
  • All programs on all campuses and online are available to Yellow Ribbon participants.
How do I find out if I am eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program?

Please visit the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program webpage to determine your eligibility.

Can I share or give my Yellow Ribbon educational benefit to my spouse or children?

In some cases, the answer is yes. To find out if you can transfer your eligibility, read the information about this on VA website. Alvernia fully participates in this aspect of the Gi Bill, so if the benefit is transferred to a spouse or child, that person can certainly apply to Alvernia University.

Can I use my Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits if I am on active duty?

Yes, you can. If you've served at least 90 days, you can receive a tuition benefit based on how long you've served. For more information, please view the Post-9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits.

Any further questions please visit VA's Yellow Ribbon Program webpage to determine eligibility. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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Veterans' Benefits

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