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Yellow Ribbon Program

Chapter 33 students with 100% entitlement are eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program is a supplement to the Post 9/11 GI Bill® that helps veterans bridge the gap between the Post 9/11 tuition benefit and the actual cost of tuition and fees. At Vanderbilt, the Yellow Ribbon Program provides undergraduate and graduate/professional students up to $12,000 additional tuition dollars per year ($6,000 from Vanderbilt and $6,000 matching funds from VA). Eligible students in the Law School and Owen School of Management receive up to $20,000 per academic year ($10,000 from Vanderbilt and $10,000 matching from VA). The exact amount of Yellow Ribbon dollars received is based on the student’s tuition and fees balance after Chapter 33 benefits and some institutional aid are applied. In some schools, Yellow Ribbon awards may reduce, or be reduced by, other institutional aid awarded. Students currently on Active Duty are not eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The university will review its Yellow Ribbon commitment each year. Participation levels may vary in future years.

The Yellow Ribbon Program commitments vary by school. Please be sure to review the appropriate school link below for school-specific information on the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you have any other questions, please email

Divinity School Yellow Ribbon Program

Graduate School Yellow Ribbon Program

Law School Yellow Ribbon Program

School of Medicine Yellow Ribbon Program

School of Nursing Yellow Ribbon Program

Owen Graduate School of Management Yellow Ribbon Program

Peabody College Yellow Ribbon Program

Undergraduate Yellow Ribbon Program