VPS Newsletter June 2013
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows UC to partner with the VA to contribute funds to our veterans' unmet tuition and fee charges when their tuition and fees charges exceed the amount payable under Chapter 33. UC can contribute up to 50 percent of veterans' unmet costs; the Department of Veterans Affairs will match the amount.
University of Cincinnati will accommodate up to a maximum of fifty-five (55) Yellow Ribbon students for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students will be allotted Yellow Ribbon benefits on a first-come-first-served basis up to the established student-category maximums.
The maximum number of students per student-category and the maximum dollar amount provided by UC per category will be as follows:
Once the maximum number of students per category has been reached, additional Yellow Ribbon applications for that category will be denied. If students participating in Yellow Ribbon do not enroll each Autumn and Spring terms, they will be removed from the Yellow Ribbon Program and have to reapply when they return to UC.
Student swill be responsible for any tuition and fee charges that exceed the per-term and annual maximum amounts established above. To reduce their per-term tuition and fee charges, student-veterans must review their eligibilty for Ohio residency classification under the "Ohio GI Promise" and other residency programs available at UC and take action as appropriate.
Nearly all students are eligible for some form of financial assistance. According to the Financial Aid website, over 90% of the students who applied for financial aid in recent years received an award offer. You can apply for financial aid today and learn if you qualify. In addition to the application, the Financial Aid website provides great information if you're interested in learning more about the qualifications and the processes that you go through.
Note: financial aid cannot be awarded to students until they have been offered admission to the university.
Chapter 33 is a Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefit program for eligible UC students. You may be eligible if you have active-duty service performed after September 10, 2001 and have:
If eligible for Chapter 33 benefits, you may receive the following:
Important things to remember during the academic year: