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Yellow Ribbon Program

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The University of Tulsa offers many veteran services, including one-on-one help in navigating benefits, a dedicated Veterans Center and community connections.

What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?

UTulsa participates in the Yellow Ribbon program which offers financial assistance to cover higher private school tuition and fees that exceed what the Post-9/11 GI Bill® covers.

Am I eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?

You may qualify if you meet any of these criteria:

  • You served at least 36 months on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service) and were honorably discharged, or
  • You received a Purple Heart on or after September 11, 2001, and were honorably discharged after any amount of service, or
  • You served at least 30 continuous days (all at once, without a break) on or after September 11, 2001, and were discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability, or
  • You’re an active-duty service member who has served at least 36 months on active duty (either all at once or with breaks in service), or
  • You’re a spouse using the transferred benefits of an active-duty service member who has served at least 36 months on active duty, or
  • You’re a dependent child using benefits transferred by a Veteran, or
  • You’re a Fry Scholar

What benefits can I get through this program at TU?

  • You can get money to help pay for the higher tuition and fees typically found at private schools.
  • If you qualify, TU will contribute a certain amount toward your extra tuition and fees through a grant, scholarship, or similar program. The VA matches this amount.
  • The University of Tulsa does not currently limit how many students can receive Yellow Ribbon Program benefits or limit the value of the benefit

How do I get this benefit?

  1. Apply for Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits.
  2. Upon qualification, obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE).
  3. Submit your COE to the McKee Veterans Success Center at veterans@utulsa.edu and ask to apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  4. Await determination of eligibility. TU will calculate your tuition and mandatory fees, deducting aid received from other sources (such as scholarships, grants, and your Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition payment).
  5. You will be notified of the amount of financial support you will receive for tuition and fees.

UTulsa also offers other veteran benefits programs with expert staff who individualize programs to best fit each student’s needs.

Other questions?

For general information from the VA about benefits, click here.

For any questions or concerns contact Robert Kowal, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs.