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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:
Criteria to apply at UIW
Eligible for the Ch33 Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits at the 100% level with remaining entitlement
Maintain good academic standing at UIW
Be admitted as a degree-seeking student with net tuition and fee charges above the VA's annual maximum rate as posted at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp
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.
** 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 application will be open to eligible UIW students beginning late Fall 2015 for the Spring/Summer 2016 semesters
For additional information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, please see the GI Bill website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp
UIW Center for Veterans Affairs
Ground level of the Administration Building
Phone: (210) 832-2154 | (210) 829-2705
We are pleased to announce UIW will be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program again in 2015-16!
Great tuition discounts are available to Veterans, active duty military students and their dependents at UIW.