AU Participates in GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program

AU Participates in GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program

Ashford University has announced its participation in the GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The program allows colleges and universities to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the federal government to pay veterans’ educational costs above those covered by the base GI Bill benefit.

Under the program, new university students who have been determined to be eligible by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs may be qualified to have 100% of their tuition covered under the terms of the program. Individuals who are entitled to the maximum benefit rate may be eligible to receive the funding if he/she:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty, after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • 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 listed above.

Active duty military are not eligible for this benefit. Availability of funding under this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last year, Ashford University was selected as one of the Military Advanced Education Magazine's Top Colleges and Universities. The distinction placed Ashford in the top three percent of military-friendly colleges in the nation.

Based in Clinton, Iowa, Ashford University provides on-campus and online graduate and undergraduate degree programs. More than 97 percent of its 42,000 students are earning their degrees online.

Prospective Yellow Ribbon Program students are encouraged to first visit the Department of Veteran’s Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov for information about applying for benefits. For information about all Ashford University programs, visit http://www.ashford.edu or call 858-513-9240.

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus. Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutions. Its tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”™. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.

Ashford University has announced its participation in the GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The program allows colleges and universities to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the federal government to pay veterans’ educational costs above those covered by the base GI Bill benefit.

Under the program, new university students who have been determined to be eligible by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs may be qualified to have 100% of their tuition covered under the terms of the program. Individuals who are entitled to the maximum benefit rate may be eligible to receive the funding if he/she:

Active duty military are not eligible for this benefit. Availability of funding under this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Last year, Ashford University was selected as one of the Military Advanced Education Magazine's Top Colleges and Universities. The distinction placed Ashford in the top three percent of military-friendly colleges in the nation.

Based in Clinton, Iowa, Ashford University provides on-campus and online graduate and undergraduate degree programs. More than 97 percent of its 42,000 students are earning their degrees online.

Prospective Yellow Ribbon Program students are encouraged to first visit the Department of Veteran’s Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov for information about applying for benefits. For information about all Ashford University programs, visit http://www.ashford.edu or call 858-513-9240.

About Ashford University
Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus. Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology. The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutions. Its tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”™. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or contact Shari Rodriguez, director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.