Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
The Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) is an educational program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty or were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
Once admitted to WCL and registered for classes, a student veteran must complete and sign a Request for Certification of Enrollment for VA Benefits form and submit it along with a certified copy of their DD-214 to the Veteran Services Administrator in AU Central. The combined amount of Veterans Benefits and institutional financial aid from AUWCL cannot exceed tuition.
Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits
AUWCL has unlimited slots available in the Yellow Ribbon Program with a maximum institutional contribution of up to the cost of tuition/fees during the fall and spring semesters per recipient. The AUWCL contribution will be applied in conjuction with the Post-9/11 GI Bill and matched Yellow Ribbon benefits. Receipt of Yellow Ribbon with Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits precludes the payment of other institutional grants/scholarships, including merit and need-based awards.
AUWCL has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs that provides matching funds to eligible students. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. You may be eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Per federal regulations, eligible recipients will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Current Yellow Ribbon Program recipients need not reapply. Please note that current recipients must continue to meet federal and institutional eligibility requirements.
Yellow Ribbon Program Application
Students who do not know whether they qualify for Post-9/11 benefits may go online to www.va.gov and apply for benefits.
The assigned WCL financial aid counselor for all Veterans is Stephanie Busby, assistant director of financial aid. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Additional information on Yellow Ribbon Program
http://www.american.edu/financialaid/yellowribbon.cfm (AU Main Campus)
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