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NYU to Aid Veterans in Paying for College: University Will Join National “Yellow Ribbon” Program for College-Bound Post-9/11 Vets

June 16, 2009
N-498, 2008-09

New York University will participate in the new federal Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, under which the University will help cover the cost of tuition for veterans.

For more on the Yellow Ribbon program, click here.

“At NYU, we revere the tradition of public service, a creed that those in our armed forces commit to day-in and day-out,” said Barbara Hall, NYU’s associate provost for enrollment management. “In embracing the ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program, NYU is honoring their commitment.”

The Yellow Ribbon benefit was introduced by the federal government to help veterans go to college. It is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It supplements the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and allows private U.S. colleges and universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The VA matches tuition contributions made by participating private institutions of higher education.

Beginning in the 2009-10 academic year, NYU will provide funds toward the tuition of each qualifying veteran who has been admitted as a full-time undergraduate, with the VA matching NYU’s tuition contribution for each student.

Currently, there are more than 120 veterans attending NYU, 50 of whom are undergraduate students.

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