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2015-16 Yellow Ribbon now open to eligible UIW students for the Spring/Summer 2016 semesters!

Yellow Ribbon Application

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Yellow Ribbon Program

In gratitude for your service to our nation, every year since 2011-12 and again for 2015-16, UIW is a Yellow Ribbon School for the eligible 100% Post 9-11 students and may fund the tuition and fee expenses that exceed the VA national annual maximum allotted to private institutions. The list of participating institutions for 2015-16 YR program may be found on the VA's website


The Yellow Ribbon Program allows private schools to enter into an agreement with the VA to fund the tuition and fee costs that exceeds the yearly national cap for students enrolled in private institutions (after August 1, 2015). The Yellow Ribbon Program is utilized in conjunction with student's Post 9-11 GI Bill and funds are paid directly to the school when the enrollment certification is processed.

Only veterans entitled to the Post 9-11 GI Bill maximum benefit rate (100%, based on service requirements) or their designated transferees with remaining entitlement may receive this funding. However, per the VA, active duty service members and their spouses, and Fry Scholarship recipients are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate).

Therefore, you may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above

Criteria to apply at UIW

  1. Eligible for the Ch33 Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits at the 100% level with remaining entitlement

  2. Maintain good academic standing at UIW

  3. Be admitted as a degree-seeking student with net tuition and fee charges above the VA's annual maximum rate as posted at

  4. The VA has set the 2015-16 national cap for Post 9/11 private school students at a maximum of $21,084.89. UIW students will not need to request the VA Yellow Ribbon until the Spring/Summer 2016 semesters.

For 2015-16, the University of the Incarnate Word has agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the maximum level. UIW will match the 50% VA contribution and fund 50% of the remaining unmet tuition & fee charges for all eligible students. Awards are made to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The Yellow Ribbon Program is available to students in all degree programs offered at the University of the Incarnate Word.
  • The amount each student will receive from UIW will vary according to the cost of their degree program and any tuition specific scholarships or grant they may have been awarded.

** Please note that the Yellow Ribbon Program award cannot be combined with other University of the Incarnate Word institutional awards to result in a surplus for the student. **

2015-16 Yellow Ribbon now open to eligible UIW students for the Spring/Summer 2016 semesters!

Yellow Ribbon Application: Download/View PDF or  Word Document

  1. When submitting the Yellow Ribbon application, students must include proof of eligibility for their application to be considered by submitting a copy of their most recent Certificate of Eligibility award letter. Requests will not be processed until the application is complete and received by UIW's Center for Veterans Affairs.
  2. Yellow Ribbon contributions will not be adjusted after the last day to drop classes without a W assigned. Any costs accrued due to adding or dropping classes after that date each semester will be the responsibility of the student.
  3. Once UIW receives the Yellow Ribbon funding from VA and has been posted to the student’s account, the UIW Office of Financial Assistance will add the matching amount. Please be aware, the standard processing time for the VA is 4-6 weeks.
  4. Once selected for the Yellow Ribbon Program at UIW, students will be funded each year they are in their current program of study as long as UIW continues and is approved to renew its agreement with the VA each academic year. UIW has the right to reduce awards or discontinue the program at the end of each academic year.

For additional information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, please see the GI Bill website at

For questions, please contact:

UIW Center for Veterans Affairs
Ground level of the Administration Building
Room 79
Phone: (210) 832-2154 | (210) 829-2705

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