28 July 2009

GI Yellow Ribbon Program - Map Links to Participating Institutions

With a list finalized this month, the GI Bill web site displays a map linking to Yellow Ribbon participating institutions.

Established as part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, Yellow Ribbon supports GI's returning to school with a new type of support that makes virtually any type of school possible. Essentially, the VA helps fund expenses when that school's tuition/fees exceed the highest public in-state tuition rate. Institutions (public college, private college, any approved college) share the "exceed" cost with the VA up to a limit set by the institution. The institution can also set a limit on the number of students it will support in the agreement.

Institutions' voluntary limits are included on the web pages linked from the map at the above link. Clicks through several state lists will produce a pattern quickly: online universities are participating at a high level (unlimited number of students will be welcomed).

(The program's full name is Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.)

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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