The "Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program" (i.e., Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008." Under this program, University of Cincinnati has entered into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed Ohio's highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate for student-veterans who are drawing on their Chapter 33 benefits. University of Cincinnati will award institutional aid to a set of maximum dollar amounts.
Per U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs regulations, to receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:
- You must be eligible at the 100% rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill;
- University of Cincinnati must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals stated in its participation agreement with VA;
- University of Cincinnati must certify your enrollment to VA, including Yellow Ribbon program information. This will require you to adhere to all UC school policies and VA educational benefits policies and procedures so as to ensure timely processing.
For comprehensive Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility information, review the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs website.
UC students must have a non-resident surcharge of more than $250 per term and are not eligible for Ohio GI Promise, Metropolitan Rate, Forever Buckeye, or Reciprocity.