First of all thank you for serving your country. We are pleased that you are considering admission to Thomas More College. Thomas More College is demonstrating our continuing commitment to America's veterans through our participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 Veteran's Educational Act of 2008. The Yellow Ribbon program is part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill legislation. In general, the maximum tuition and fees benefit available under the bill is capped at the level of the in-state undergraduate charges at the most expensive public university in that state. The "Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program" covers the situations where an institution's tuition and fees exceed the maximum public in-state amount. Thomas More's contribution toward the difference in expense allows most Yellow Ribbon- eligible veterans to attend Thomas More College at no cost.
The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit. This benefit will pay up to 100 percent of the public in-state tuition, but it only covers up to $17,500 a year for private colleges and universities. Your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts if you are attending a private school or are attending a public school as a nonresident student. This is where the YRP can help.
Like the other Post 9/11 GI Bill programs, Yellow Ribbon benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009. No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.
To qualify to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefits you must meet the following criteria:
- Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- Are 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.
To search for approved schools go to: http://www.gibill.va.gov/gi_bill_info/ch33/yrp/yrp_list_2012.htm
For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (859)344-3332.