The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program may be available to you as a veteran attending New York University.

The program is a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefits and was instituted as a provision as part of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

As part of the program:

  • Eligible veteran students can receive grants from NYU to use toward tuition and fees. Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will then match our contribution.
  • The amount of the Yellow Ribbon award is determined by the amount you receive through other benefits provided to you as an eligible student. As a result, you may not qualify for the maximum amount each year.
  • Your Post 9/11 benefits will be applied toward tuition and fees first.
  • You must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements to continue to be eligible for Yellow Ribbon funding.

Learn more about the maximum for Yellow Ribbon awards

Eligibility and Next Steps

You will need to meet certain criteria to be considered for Yellow Ribbon benefits and to receive the maximum Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit.

To qualify, you must:

  • Have served at total of at least 36 months in active duty after September 10, 2001.
  • Have been honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and have served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Be 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 website.

If you meet this criteria you can apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) using the VA Form 22-1990. This form also includes instructions you’ll need to begin the process of applying.

You must apply through the VA to qualify for additional Yellow Ribbon funds.

If you qualify, the Department of Veterans Affairs will issue a Certificate of Eligibility to you. After you have been issued this certificate, please contact:

NYU Certifying Officials
(212) 998-4280

Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Office of the Registrar will notify the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Bursar.

Please note:

  • 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 you do not maintain a required level of enrollment. 

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Yellow Ribbon Program Awards

As an undergraduate at New York University, you may receive a combination of veteran’s benefits, Yellow Ribbon benefits, and NYU scholarship that amounts to, but does not exceed, the cost of your tuition and fees.

If you are a graduate student receiving Yellow Ribbon funds, you should check with your school to see if your scholarship or institutional aid eligibility will be affected.

Undergraduate and graduate students receiving Yellow Ribbon funds may find other sources of financial aid, as well, if the total amount being awarded exceeds the cost of attendance.

Yellow Ribbon Program Awards (2023-2024 Academic Year)

More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).