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Yellow Ribbon ProgramThe University of St. Thomas is committed to investing in returning service members’ education by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Through this program, UST collaborates with the Veterans Administration (VA) to enable eligible veterans to attend UST with no tuition cost.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Chapter 33 education benefit for veterans who have served in the military since September 11, 2001. GI Bill The 2.0 legislation passed in December 2010 caps private university tuition benefit coverage at $18,077.50 per academic year, but the Yellow Ribbon Program permits the University and the VA to provide matching funds to cover the remaining portion of tuition and fees not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other eligible student aid.

Veterans are also eligible for institutional scholarships and grants as well as federal and state grant programs. Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine financial aid eligibility.

Since UST created an Office of Veteran Services in 2009, the student-veteran community at UST has grown from less than 20 veterans to 169.