Veterans Affairs

Yellow Ribbon

Out-of-state Post 9/11 GI Bill ® recipients may be eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program the VA will match the school’s contributions dollar-for-dollar to cover the cost differential between in-state and out-of-state students.

To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program you must be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill ®. at the 100% benefit level and at least one of these must be true:


  • You served an aggregate period of active duty of at least 36 months on or after September 11, 2001 and received an honorable discharge;
  • You received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001 and were honorably discharged after any amount of service;
  • You’re a Fry Scholar(eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program on or after August 1, 2018);
  • You were discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability and served at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break) on or after September 11, 2001;
  • You are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a Veteran.


Please note the following:

  • Effective August 1, 2022, you may become eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program if you’re currently an active-duty service member who qualifies at the 100% level (you already served on active duty for at least 36 months) or if you’re a spouse using the transferred benefits of an active-duty service member who meets these qualifications.


  • The Yellow Ribbon Program is limited to 25students per academic year at WCSU on a first come first served basis.  To sign up, please contact the WCSU Veterans Affair Coordinator, Kelly Visokay.