News Release: Admission and Financial Aid, Student Life, University News

Jun. 12,  2009

Emory Will Support 'Yellow Ribbon' Program

Emory University has notified the Veterans Administration that it will participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program beginning in the 2010-2011 academic year.

Emory currently has 54 veterans enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, receiving more than $421,000 per year in financial aid from Emory's own resources.  Currently enrolled veterans also receive federal assistance from the traditional GI Bill program.

Under the new Yellow Ribbon program, veterans who have served in the military since 9/11 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.

Participation in the program by private colleges and universities is voluntary.

"We are proud of the contribution we have been able to make to the education of veterans, and we look forward to doing even more," says Santa Ono, senior vice provost for undergraduate academic affairs. "During the coming year, post-9/11 veterans, like all veterans who have already enrolled, will continue to be eligible for the full range of Emory's existing financial aid programs, including the Emory Advantage program if they qualify on the basis of family income."

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