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Yellow Ribbon Program

Marymount University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Bill offers qualifying veterans reimbursement for tuition and fees, as well as allowances for housing, books, and supplies.

Marymount’s Program
For academic year 2012-13, Marymount provides up to 75 grants of $2,000 each per year (on a first-come, first-served basis) to eligible veterans pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs matches that amount. So, veterans who attend Marymount receive a total of $4,000 a year through the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Eligibility
Only undergraduate and graduate students with 100% Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefit and Yellow Ribbon eligibility, including dependents with Transfer of Entitlement under Chapter 33, can be considered for a Yellow Ribbon grant.

To receive the grant, students must have applied to the University through the Office of Admissions and have a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (showing Yellow Ribbon eligibility) on file in the Office of the University Registrar.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has determined that active duty members and spouses of active duty members with Transfer of Entitlement are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Additional Aid
Veterans may also be eligible Marymount need- and merit-based scholarships. Also, Virginia residents attending Marymount are eligible for a Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG). The Office of Financial Aid can provide further information.

Questions?
For more information, contact Joe A. Blount, Jr. in Office of Student Development at 703-284-1521 or joe.blount@marymount.edu. Additional information on the program and how to apply is available on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.