Educational Benefits Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Yellow Ribbon Program - Individual Scholarship Application - PDF
The University of St Augustine is pleased to announce participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program. The program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Yellow Ribbon is a scholarship designed to help students supplement their Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefits, which will cover no more than the tuition and fees.
USA participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program begins in the 2015-16 academic year, and is limited to 10 students at each campus on a first come first serve basis. The amount of Yellow Ribbon awarded covers up to $10,000 (up to $5000 from the University of St Augustine and up to $5000 in VA matching funds) for tuition and fees, per academic year.
Yellow Ribbon recipients should be aware that USA is committed to our student veterans but must also take into account our limited scholarship funds and the needs of all of our eligible students, the Yellow Ribbon award may affect other types of financial aid, since total financial aid from all sources cannot exceed a student’s cost of attendance.
To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon benefits an individual must meet the criteria to receive the maximum or 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. Or 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. Students must be in good standing: financially and academically.
Applying for Benefit:
After you have been issued a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs that indicates that you qualify for 100% of the GI Benefits, please complete the form below and submit the signed, completed application to the Financial Aid Office:
Florida Campuses: Angela Hamilton, Financial Aid Counselor: firstname.lastname@example.org 904-826-0084, ext. 1208
Austin Campus: Eloisa Augustus, Financial Aid Counselor, Texas Campus, email@example.com
, ext. 3106,
San Marcos Campus: Mary Grawl, Financial Aid Counselor, California Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org 760-591-3012, ext. 2441
Once the Financial Aid Office has received confirmation from the specific Campus Certifying Official of the student’s eligibility, the Financial Aid Office will notify the student and the Accounting Office. The University’s Registrar will inform the Department of Veterans Affairs if the enrollment criteria are not met. Funds are subject to return if the student does not maintain a required level of enrollment.