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Yellow Ribbon Program at UIW

The University of the Incarnate Word is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to welcome our returning troops and their families back home and to our campus. In gratitude for your service to our nation, beginning in the Fall 2011 semester UIW will become a participant in the VA Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Yellow Ribbon benefits are available for approved 100% Post 9-11 veterans and their transferees. Veterans can begin receiving their new Yellow Ribbon tuition benefits for Fall 2011 classes, so there is no need to wait to apply to UIW.

How it works

The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 G.I. Bill simplifies the tuition and fee rates and creates a national maximum for those enrolled in private schools at a cap of $17,500 annually. Veterans looking to attend a private institution, such as the University of the Incarnate Word, may utilize the Yellow Ribbon Program to bridge any cost gaps above the cap.

Why the University of the Incarnate Word?

No matter where you are on your education path, the University of the Incarnate Word offers students the comfort of small classes and a close network of family. With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio and an average class size of 25, students build relationships that extend beyond the classroom and provide a solid foundation of guidance and personal attention.

In addition, UIW’s Extended Academic Programs welcome adult students to meet their academic goals through our flexible and affordable programs. We combine quality academics and convenience to offer accelerated programs for today's busy lifestyle.

Ideal choice of campuses located near you, committed professors, amazing international opportunities, and state-of-the-art facilities, ensure the University of the Incarnate Word is a leader in developing students who are prepared to take on the world. At UIW, “The Universe Is Yours™.”

How Can I Find Out More?

To learn more about GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits for UIW veterans and their families, visit our UIW Veterans web site.

Yellow Ribbon Program

We are pleased to announce UIW’s 2018-19 Yellow Ribbon Program is now open!

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VA Center

The UIW Center for Veterans Affairs employs a dedicated staff to assist you with VA benefits. Call today at 210-832-5651 or e-mail


Office Hours

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
First Sat. of every month:       9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Tribute Stole for Grads

UIW Veterans are honored during graduation with a Tribute stole. It is worn during the graduation ceremony and is provided free of charge. Contact us to receive your stole for commencement.

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