Yellow Ribbon Program

Saint Mary's is proud to be a sponsor of the Yellow Ribbon Program in support of our nation’s veterans. This program provides additional assistance to cover tuition and fees that are not already covered by the Post–9/11 GI Bill. Some veterans may qualify to transfer their eligibility to their children.

Program Details

  • Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year Saint Mary's College provides Yellow Ribbon Program funding to all eligible students.
  • The maximum Yellow Ribbon Funding from Saint Mary's College will be up to 50% of the tuition and fees not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • This program only provides funding for tuition and mandatory fees. It does not cover books, housing, etc.
  • Here’s an example of the amount of aid a student would receive in the 2012-13 year if she enrolls full time in both the fall and the spring:

 

Fall

Spring

Total

Tuition & Fees

$16,640

$16,640

$33,280

Chapter 33

$16,640

$1,437.50

$18,077.50

SMC Yellow Ribbon

$0

$7,601.25

$7,601.25

VA Yellow Ribbon Match

$0

$7,601.25

$7,601.25

Total Chapter 33 + Yellow Ribbon

$16,640

$16,640

$33,280

Who is Eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program

  • You are eligible for the maximum benefit rate of the Post-9/11 GI, or
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based and that veteran is eligible for the maximum benefit rate

How to Apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program at Saint Mary's College

2012-13 Application Process

  1. Veterans and their dependents interested in applying for this program should initiate an application through the Veterans Administration’s (VA) web site.
  2. The VA will send a Certificate of Eligibility to each applicant.
  3. Students must complete a Saint Mary's Yellow Ribbon Application
  4. Students must bring the Certificate of Eligibility and the completed Saint Mary's Yellow Ribbon Application to the Registrar's Office at Saint Mary's College.