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Yellow Ribbon

2018-2019 Yellow Ribbon Information

Schools that choose to participate in this VA program agree to contribute to the gap in tuition and fees that occurs when students are being charged non-resident tuition and fees at public institutions, or when tuition and fees exceed the maximum amount payable at private institutions. 

Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients at an eligibility level of 100% are eligible for Yellow Ribbon. 

  • Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible.
  • Spouses and children receiving Fry Scholarship benefits are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Any benefit other than Chapter 33 Post 9/11 at 100% benefit level.

Yes, those that are ineligible for Yellow Ribbon can still use their GI Bill here at MSU Denver. If you are less than 100% eligible for Post 9/11 the VA will pay your eligibility level for Tuition and Fees, Monthly Housing and Book stipend. 

100% Post 9/11 GI Bill students that are classified as non-resident students for tuition purposes will benefit from Yellow Ribbon. This would most likely be children of service members or veterans whom are using Transferred Post 9/11 Benefits (TOE). 

The Post 9/11 GI Bill can only pay the resident tuition and fee rate which would leave a balance on the account of non-resident students. Yellow Ribbon would help to reduce this gap. 

All Veterans and many of their dependents will qualify for resident tuition and fees via Federal and State Laws, thus eliminating the need for Yellow Ribbon. For more information about residency please check the Admissions Residency website, http://msudenver.edu/admissions/residency/ 

For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, our Yellow Ribbon agreement is to contribute 50% of the out of state charges for any eligible individual and the VA will match this contribution, covering the out of state gap that Post 9/11 GI Bill does not pay for. 

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