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Yellow Ribbon Program

2020-21 VA Chapter 33 Traditional Student Packaging Samples

 Fall 2020Spring 2021Summer 2021
King University Tuition & Fees$15,920$15,920$1,500
VA Tuition & Fees Chap 33 National Cap
*Based on $125*12=$1,500 Summer ‘20
$15,920$9,242$0
VA Yellow Ribbon Program$0$3,339$750
KU Yellow Ribbon Award$0$3,339$750
Total Semester Aid$15,920$15,920$1,500

THOSE THAT SERVE

“I would not have been able to go to King without the ‘Yellow Ribbon Program.’”
Jason Roberts - Yellow Ribbon Recipient

*VA Chapter 33 National Cap for 2020-21 = $25,162.14

VA Chapter 33 and Yellow Ribbon Programs

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. For more information for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® click here. Under the Yellow Ribbon agreement, the remaining amount of tuition and fees will be matched by King University and the Department of Veterans Affairs. This means 100% of your tuition and fees (tuition and fees only does not include room and board) will be paid while enrolled at King University. The Department of Veterans Affairs will also pay you a monthly housing allowance, which can be used toward a payment plan for On Campus Room and Board charges, and up to $1,000 stipend for books and supplies. Detailed information about the Yellow Ribbon Program can be found here: http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. Since this program pays 100% of your tuition and fees, students who are awarded through this program are not eligible for any other institutional scholarships at King University.  Please be advised, not all fees are covered.

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 http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Chapter 33

Students who receive Chapter 33 benefits (less than 100%) can receive their VA Chapter 33 benefits and King University institutional aid up to the cost of tuition and fees.  Please be advised, not all fees are covered. 

How do I apply for Yellow Ribbon?

Students who plan to use their VA Educational Benefits must notify the School’s Certifying Official (SCO) and complete the VA Certification Request Form. This form tells the student what chapter of benefits the student plans to use. Once the student receives a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE), they must forward a copy to the SCO. The COE will tell the SCO if the student is eligibility for Yellow Ribbon.

How will I know if I am accepted into the Yellow Ribbon program?

Your Financial Aid award and billing statement will state the amount of eligibility.

Distribution of the Yellow Ribbon Program:

King University does not have a limit on the number of students who can use yellow ribbon.

Traditional (4 year students)

King University uses the National Cap for the Fall semester, the remaining National Cap for the Spring semester then Yellow Ribbon plus King’s match for Yellow Ribbon. For the Summer, the Yellow Ribbon and King’s match is used.

Adult and Graduate Study students (16-20 month program)

King University uses the National Cap for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The tuition cost for AGS programs never cost more than the National Cap for three semesters.   

JASON'S STORY

In 1918, during “The Great War,” also known as World War I, the Allies and Germany agreed to sign a ceasefire agreement halting fighting on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918, became symbolic as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as the first Armistice Day saying these words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Growing up in Mountain City, Tennessee, as a young boy, Jason had been influenced by those around him that had been in the military.

After high school, Jason enlisted in the Marine Corps and served from 2007-2012. While in the military, he was an 0651 – Data Network Specialist installing and managing data systems and was assigned to the ship the USS Dubuque and was able to experience the world, speaking candidly about Japan, California, and especially Australia. He indicated that his time spent at a port in Australia was the most memorable of all the destinations. His least favorite were those endless days out in the middle of the ocean tucked away in cramped quarters. “I only got seasick once,” he said. “There was a lot of boredom and downtime, but I do sometimes miss it. Other times I don’t.”

After his stint in the military, Jason took a job at the Mountain Home VA in the IT department. He also learned about the “Yellow Ribbon Program” that helps pay for higher education tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn’t cover. You have to find out if you qualify and if the school you want to attend takes part in this program.

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must have:

• Served at least 36 months on active duty, or • Received a purple heart on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged after any amount of service, or

•Served for at least 30 continuous days on or after September 11, 2001, and were discharged after 60 days with a service-connected disability, or

• Are a dependent child using benefits transferred by a Veteran or a service member who has served for at least 36 months on active duty and qualifies at the 100% level, or

• Are a Fry Scholar (Child or surviving spouse of an active-duty service member who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 [eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program on or after August 1, 2018]).

Jason met the requirement for the Yellow Ribbon Program, and King meets the requirements to offer the benefits, and so he was able to receive money for tuition, money for housing, and money for books and supplies. He enrolled at King and earned an Associate of General Studies as a fully online student. He says, “I would not have been able to go to King without the ‘Yellow Ribbon Project.’” He was also working full-time and said, “I loved it. I never felt overloaded with coursework.”

Today Jason continues to work at the VA as an IT Supervisor though he hopes to return to King to advance his education and career even further. Jason is the type of student and alumni that helps King to thrive as an institution of the highest learning. And with Jason’s perseverance, focus, and dedication to consistently improving himself, he can go as far as he wants.

For those veterans out there that qualify and are interested in the yellow ribbon program please contact one of our enrollment representatives.