Applying for Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits
Step 1: Follow and Complete All VA and Registrar's Office Procedures for Obtaining Your Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits (Chapter 33)
Yellow Ribbon Program benefits can only be applied to UC non-resident surcharges that exceed $250 each term. Therefore, you cannotbe awarded payment of Yellow Ribbon Program benefits unless you are first determined eligible by VA and certified by the UC Veterans Programs & Services Office for Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefits.
Follow the procedures for obtaining your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.
Apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits by submitting a completed Yellow Ribbon Application Form to the Veterans Programs & Services Office (University Pavilion, 2nd floor).
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Students will be allotted Yellow Ribbon benefits on a "first-come-first-served" basis up to the established student-category maximums.
Once your eligibility has been verified by the VPS Office for both Chapter 33 benefits and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, your tuition bill for the term will be credited with the appropriate amount once you are certified for VA benefits for that term.
Under the “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008,” University of Cincinnati will receive separate Chapter 33 and Yellow Ribbon Program payments for the pursuit of eligible enrollment in approved programs each term for the academic year directly from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the percentage of the student’s tuition and fee for which the student qualifies, as determined by VA. In recognition of this pending payment, University of Cincinnati will credit the student’s tuition and fee bill each term for the amount of tuition and fees covered by Chapter 33 and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.