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Chapter 33 Yellow Ribbon

Veterans eligible at the 100% level of the U.S. armed forces receiving full Chapter 33 benefits can participate in the Yellow Ribbon program toward a degree through our undergraduate, graduate or law colleges. Housing and other fees still apply, however.

Under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, veterans and other qualified military personnel are eligible to receive a subsidy for tuition that is equivalent to the highest tuition of any public institution in the state. Effective August 1, 2016 there will be a benefits cap of $21,970.46 per academic year for tuition and fees. Yellow Ribbon Program funds will apply to costs exceeding the cap. If the school’s tuition and fees exceed the cap of $21,970.46, the Yellow Ribbon Program  will make up part or all of the difference between the cap and the net amount of tuition and fees.

The benefit applies only to those qualified veterans who are accepted to and enroll as full-time undergraduate, graduate or law students. For the 2016-17 academic year, Lewis & Clark will contribute:

  • Undergraduates - $5500 ($2750/semester) for an unlimited number of students
  • Graduate students enrolled at least half-time in a degree program - $3000 ($1500/semester if enrolled fall-spring; $1000/semester if enrolled year round summer/fall/spring) for a maximum of 5 students
  • Law students enrolled in full-time day division or part-time evening division - $5000/year ($2500/semester) for a maximum of 15 students

The VA will then match the same amount as Lewis & Clark.

Each fiscal year, the College will review its Yellow Ribbon contribution and will commit to a funding level for the subsequent year with the VA. New institutional Yellow Ribbon funding will be made available on this site when funding amounts are determined.


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