Vanderbilt Partnership Boosts Financial Aid Packages for Veterans

Eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt at a significantly reduced cost thanks to Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program

Eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt University at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to the school’s continued participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, a part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, colleges and universities can work with the federal government to offer reduced tuition and fees to veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Vanderbilt, which has participated in the Yellow Ribbon Program since its inception, is renewing its commitment to veterans by increasing the institution’s Yellow Ribbon financial aid packages this year.

Starting in July, all eligible undergraduate and professional students will receive $16,000 in Yellow Ribbon financial aid, a $10,000 increase per student from previous funding levels. Contributions for veterans enrolled in the Law School and Owen School of Management will continue at their existing maximum level.

Broadening the financial aid packages offered to veterans in more undergraduate and professional disciplines will ensure that Vanderbilt remains an affordable and competitive option for veterans and military-connected communities, said Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver.

“We take great pride in our active participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program,” Raver said. “Through this ongoing partnership with the VA, we can reduce financial barriers to entry and continue to attract the highest-caliber students to Vanderbilt.”

Vanderbilt typically has about 30 undergraduate and professional students who are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program each year.

Learn more about Vanderbilt’s partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Program here.

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