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Yellow Ribbon Program

Providence College is an official participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Bill Education Enhancement Program, also known as the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program agreement permits the school and the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding amount of established charges not covered under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Understanding the Yellow Ribbon Benefit
This Yellow Ribbon Program is in addition to the Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Program. To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program veterans or dependents of a veteran must qualify for 100% eligibility on their Post 9/11 GI Bill. The criteria of eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans or dependents of eligible veterans include:

Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, for at least 36 months; or
Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
Is a dependent of a veteran who is eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Yellow Ribbon Benefits and Providence College Participation
At Providence College, contribution for each eligible recipient, allows for up to $8,000 per academic year in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, for tuition relief for each of the four years and no more than ten students per year.

Students must apply to the program each year and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This is determined by the date of a veteran or an eligible dependent’s Certificate of Eligibility or the Transfer of Entitlement along with the Yellow Ribbon Program Application. Once this application has been completed, please return it to the VA Certifying Official, in person or by mail at the Office of the Registrar, Harkins Hall 310, by fax at 401-865-1899, or by email at Please make sure to sign the application.

Students, who are granted funds through the program will receive contributions during the current academic year, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct, and attendance according to the regularly prescribed standards of the institution and provided the student is still GI Bill eligible.