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Yellow Ribbon Program

The College of Charleston is pleased to be participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the school year 2014/2015. The program is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is only available to out of state students that are entitled to receive 100% of Chapter 33 benefits, as determined by the VA.

To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon benefits an individual must meet the criteria to receive the maximum Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. You may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon enhancement if:

  • You have 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 had 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, as described on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site;
To apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits at the College of Charleston, please click here: Yellow Ribbon Application.
 
The Yellow Ribbon Program is available each year to 10 out of state students. As required by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the program is offered to students on a 'first come, first serve' basis.
 
The Yellow Ribbon Program is only available to out of state students that are entitled to receive 100% of Chapter 33 benefits, as determined by the VA.
 
College of Charleston and the Department of Veterans Affairs enter an agreement whereby each party offers a student $1,750.00 per semester. The award totals $7000 per year for a full time student.
 
You must retain half time enrollment to continue eligibility for the award.