NYU is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefits.

  • NYU will provide funds toward tuition and fees, and Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will match NYU’s contribution for each eligible veteran student. 
  • The amount of the Yellow Ribbon awarded is determined by the amount of other benefits provided to an eligible student. You may not be eligible for the maximum amount each year.
  • Post 9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits are first applied toward tuition and fees.
  • Student must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements in order to be eligible for Yellow Ribbon funding. 


The table below indicates the maximum Yellow Ribbon awards for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Yellow Ribbon Program Awards

(2020-2021 Academic Year)

Yellow Ribbon recipients should be aware that NYU is committed to our student veterans but must also take into account our limited scholarship funds and the needs of all of our eligible students. Undergraduate students receiving Yellow Ribbon benefits who have also been awarded NYU scholarship may receive combined veteran's benefits, Yellow Ribbon benefits and NYU scholarship up to, but not exceeding, their tuition and fees.

Graduate students who receive Yellow Ribbon funds should check with their Graduate School to determine if their scholarship or institutional aid eligibility will be affected. For both graduate and undergraduate students, the Yellow Ribbon award may affect other types of financial aid, since total financial aid from all sources cannot exceed a student's cost of attendance.


  • To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon benefits an individual must meet the criteria to receive the maximum Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit.
  • An individual may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon enhancement if:
    • He/She served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
    • He/She was honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and had served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
    • He/She is a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria, as described on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs web site.


  • The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits. To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon enhancement, you must apply to the VA. The VA will determine your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and issue you a Certificate of Eligibility.
    • NOTE: You can apply using the VA Form 22-1990 (PDF), The form includes the instructions needed to begin the process.

Certificate of Eligibility

  • After you have been issued a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs that indicates that you qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact the NYU Certifying Officials at certifications@nyu.edu or (212) 998-4280.
    • The Office of the Registrar will notify the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar once an individual's eligibility is confirmed. The Office of the Registrar will inform the Department of Veterans Affairs if the enrollment criteria are not met. Funds are subject to return if the student does not maintain a required level of enrollment.

More information about the Yellow Ribbon Program.


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 Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.