JMU will continue their participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.  We have two slots, given on a first come first serve basis, offering $1500 per semester which is matched by VA ($3000 total per semester) to help cover the out-of-state tuition difference. It is not available in the summer. Please read below and complete the application, if eligible. If both spots are occupied, the student will be placed on the waitlist. Please review the Choice Act Eligibility to see if you would qualify for instate tuition.

Yellow Ribbon Application 

To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (i.e. 100%)
  • You must be classified as an out-of-state resident and charged out-of-state tuition and not eligible for the Choice Act instate tuition exemption
  • You must not be on active duty (Starting 8/1/2022, Active Duty service members are eligible to use Yellow Ribbon) (Dependents of active duty members are eligible for Yellow Ribbon)
  • Starting 8/1/2018, Fry Scholarship and Purple Heart recipients are eligible to use the Yellow Ribbon program
  • You must not be a spouse using transferred entitlement
  • Your school must agree to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Your school must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals, as stated in their participation agreement
  • Your school must certify your enrollment to VA and provide Yellow Ribbon Program information
JMU requires the Yellow Ribbon application completed by the student and a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility from VA. If both Yellow Ribbon spots are occupied, the student will be placed on the waitlist.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the Veterans Affairs websiteTo see which Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) are participating, please click here.

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