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Yellow Ribbon Program


Platt College is honored to have been selected by the US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) as a participating institution of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.  This policy outlines the eligibility and application process.

Revision Responsibility: Director of Financial Aid

Responsible Executive Office: President

Created in Formal Policy: October 1, 2018 (transferred from manual to a formal numbered policy)


The Yellow Ribbon program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows degree granting institutions in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to help fund part of tuition which has occurred from a gap when tuition and fees exceed the maximum amount payable to the institution.


Post 9/11 GI Bill® recipients are eligible at an eligibility level of 100% for Yellow Ribbon.  

Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible. If an individual is not eligible for Yellow Ribbon, s/he can still use the GI Bill® at Platt College.  If the individual is less than 100% eligible for Post 9/11, the VA will pay the eligibility level for tuition and fees, monthly housing, and book stipend.

Platt College Contribution

For the 2018-2019 academic year (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019), Platt College's Yellow Ribbon agreement is to contribute 50% of the remaining tuition and fees that exceed the maximum amount payable for any eligible individual and the VA will match the contribution.  Platt College has reserved $10,000 for the academic year to help cover this gap for eligible students.  


Yellow Ribbon at Platt College is applied on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible students.  To apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Are you VA Approved via CoE (Certificate of Eligibility for Post 9/11 GI Bill®) at the 100% rate
  • Were you honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Are you a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Learn more information about the Yellow Ribbon program.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at