The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the law that created the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is available for Institutions of Higher Learning (degree granting institutions) in the U.S. or at a branch of such institution located outside the U.S. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, operating under the aegis of the Veterans Administration (VA) to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Degree-granting institutions of higher learning participating in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program agree to make additional funds available for education programs without an additional charge to GI Bill entitlements. These institutions voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the Veterans Administration and choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. The VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.
For the academic school year 2014-2015, Auburn University has agreed to assist fifty (50) fully matriculated Post 9-11 GI Bill undergraduate, non-resident students who meet the program qualifications and complete the Auburn University Yellow Ribbon Program application process (see below). Auburn University will contribute up to one-half of the cost of tuition (per student per academic year) to be applied to the unmet portion (out of state) tuition and fee costs. This amount will be matched by the VA. The combined amount of the contributions under the Yellow Ribbon Program may not exceed the amount of the total unmet charges.
To apply for this program, an eligible student must:
1. Complete the school's admissions process AND register for authorized classes in a VA approved major that is on file at the University VA Office.
2. Provide a copy of or have on file at the University VA Office the most current Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or VA award letter indicating that the student is eligible at the 100% rate for the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
3. Be a non-resident undergraduate Auburn University student.
4. Have unmet need as indicated by your Bursar Bill for the term (Out of State tuition/fees).
5. Maintain standards of progress and satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance according to the regularly prescribed standards of Auburn University.
6. Complete the online YRP application and submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center Office, Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org , fax at (334) 844- 8166 or mail/hand carry to the Auburn University Veterans Resource Center Office, 217 Foy Hall, Auburn University, AL 36849.
ALL INCOMING STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CH 33 POST 9/11 GI BILL TO THIS OFFICE.
WE CANNOT SECURE YOUR POSITION ON THE ORDER OF RECEIPT LIST UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE ABOVE ITEMS.
SELECTION OF THE FIFTY (50) UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RECIPIENTS "WILL BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS" ACCORDING TO THE DATE & TIME THE COMPLETED APPLICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE AUBURN UNIVERSITY VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER.
ONCE THE FIFTY SLOTS ARE FILLED, ALL OTHER STUDENTS WHO APPLIED AND ARE DETERMINED ELIGIBILE WILL BE ASSIGNED A LINE NUMBER AND PLACED ON A WAITING LIST.
IMPORTANT NOTE: CURRENTLY AWARDED YRP RECIPIENTS WILL KEEP THEIR YRP AWARDS UNLESS THEY FAIL TO ADHERE TO THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE YRP AS OUTLINE ON THE APPLICATION.
THESE AWARDS WILL ALSO BE FILLED FROM THE ORDER OF RECEIPT OF LISTED STUDENTS WHO MEET THE "FIRST COME FIRST SERVED" CRITERIA.