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Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YR) pertains to nonresident students using the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Ch33) at the 100 percent eligibility level. Yellow Ribbon is designed to help cover differences between resident and nonresident tuition. Under this voluntary program, institutions can enter into an agreement with the VA to help fund the additional expenses for eligible students. The VA will match each additional dollar funded by the institution, and the combined amounts may not exceed the full cost of the institution’s charged tuition for the VA-approved programs.

For campus based-programs, ASU allocates a limited number of undergraduate and graduate Yellow Ribbon scholarships each year. Students need to apply for the scholarship, and may go on a waiting list if all allocations have been filled. Applications can be found on PTVC’s forms page.

For ASU Online, allocations are not limited at this time. After students establish their eligibility, YR will be applied automatically.

For students living in Arizona, be sure to check ASU’s residency navigator for additional options related to using VA educational benefits.

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 website at


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