Eligible military veterans of the post-9/11 era may be able to attend Defiance College tuition-free. The College participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, part of the post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Yellow Ribbon Program
Veterans entitled to post-9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill at 100% may be eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Defiance College has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.
Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.
Yellow Ribbon Eligibility
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty servicemembers may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate).
Therefore, 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 based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
Additionally, prospective students must meet all requirements for admission to Defiance College and must submit all application materials.
Registrar's Office / School Certifying Official
Serrick Center 204
Serrick Center 112
Financial Aid Office
Serrick Center 204
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