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Yellow Ribbon Program @ Whitworth

Whitworth University currently participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2013-14 academic year under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (authorized under title V of the Public Law 110-252). This program is for 100-percent eligible Post-9/11 GI Bill students. In the agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Whitworth and the VA will each pay 50 percent of the remaining balance* above the maximum tuition & fee reimbursement per academic year to allow eligible students to attend Whitworth with their tuition and fees paid** for the length of their entitled months of educational benefit.

Yellow Ribbon Policies
Eligibility is determined on a first-come, first-served basis. For the easiest application process, please have your Post-9/11 Certificate of Eligibility (COE) in hand when you speak to the VA certifying official. More information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be found at the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program.
  1. Admittance into the Yellow Ribbon Program is based on a first-come, first-serve basis, contingent upon verification that the applicant is 100% Eligible under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and has received such documentation. Whitworth currently offers 70 undergraduate participates and 12 graduate participants. Applicant must be admitted to Whitworth University prior to applying to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  2. The applicant MUST attach a copy of his/her certificate of eligibility as received from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating they are 100% eligible to receive VA benefits under the provision of Chapter 33, Title 38.
  3. Each academic program has a limited number of available slots for students in the Yellow Ribbon Program per Whitworth’s agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs. If that limit has been met for the current academic year, the applicant will not be able to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at Whitworth University for that year. The applicant may reapply for the next academic year, subject to the applicant’s eligibility at that time.
  4. The admitted student may only participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at Whitworth University for the duration of the entitlement as specified on their certificate of eligibility. Once their eligibility has expired, the student will no longer receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program at Whitworth University.
  5. It is understood that any charges the student accrues that are not covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program would therefore be the student’s responsibility. Students are also responsible for verifying as to what charges that the Yellow Ribbon Program does or does not cover before those charges are incurred.
Note: When tuition costs are fully covered through the Yellow Ribbon Program, no other institutional scholarships or grants that are specified to cover tuition costs (such as Whitworth's academic scholarships or grants) will be awarded.

If you meet the policy requirements, apply to Whitworth's Yellow Ribbon Program.

Whitworth University Yellow Ribbon Application Form

Questions regarding necessary forms and how to complete these forms can be directed to the Whitworth VA certifying official at 509.777.3798. You may also call the VA directly at 888.442.4551 to check on your VA benefits application.

*Whitworth limits the maximum contribution paid to the student per year. While this maximum is rarely reached, the amount is included in the agreement. Please ask your VA official for more information.

**Per VA rules, fees are mandatory charges (other than tuition, room, and board) applied by the school for pursuit of an approved program of education. Fees include, but are not limited to, health premiums, freshman fees, graduation fees and lab fees. Fees do not include study-abroad course(s) unless a course is a mandatory requirement for completion of the approved program of education.

***The Yellow Ribbon funds that are provided by Whitworth are tied to tuition costs. If tuition costs are refunded or reduced, the Yellow Ribbon award from Whitworth will be reduced at the same percentage.


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