Shimer College along with more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country has entered into the "Yellow Ribbon" program agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This program is designed to improve financial aid for veterans participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Under the new Yellow Ribbon program, veterans who have served in the military since September 11, 2001 will be entitled to a base benefit equivalent to the highest in-state public undergraduate tuition rate. Participating colleges and universities then will fund up to 50 percent of the remaining tuition bill above the public rate, while the VA matches the full amount of their contribution.
“The Yellow Ribbon program is a wonderful opportunity for veterans to enjoy the same opportunities that other students have,” said Shimer College Director of Admission Elaine Vincent. “Shimer College will be honored to have these young men and women join our academic community.”
To be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Yellow Ribbon Program, students must have served an aggregate 36 months of active duty after September 11, 2001, or been honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 11, 2001, or be a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.