Veteran Affairs Information & Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
Belmont University is pleased to announce participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students must qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at a 100% rate of eligibility (as declared by the Department of Veterans Affairs) to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program. The university provides a tuition waiver to eligible students seeking a baccalareate, master's or doctoral degree.
After being declared eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon Program by Veteran Affairs, a student should apply for the Belmont University Yellow Ribbon waiver by submitting the BU YR application.
The benefit is renewable to undergraduate and graduate students each academic year provided the student maintains good academic standing and continous enrollment at Belmont University.
The Yellow Ribbon program is available to all qualified undergraduate students up to $4,800 per academic year or $1,600 per term.
- Degree seeking students enrolled in traditional undergraduate programs are eligible to receive a waiver up to 20% of the unmet tuition costs.
- Undegraduate students seeking a degree in the University College Program may receive a waiver up to 10% of unmet tuition costs.
Under the 2010-2011 agreement, Belmont University offers the Yellow Ribbon Program on first come-first serve basis to eight qualified graduate students seeking a masters or doctoral degree. The selected graduate students may receive a waiver up to 20% of unmet tuition costs, alloting up to $4,800 per academic year or $1,600 per term.
The terms of Yellow Ribbon program are subject to change each fall semester of the academic year.
Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33
The Department of Veteran Affairs is now accepting applications for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) benefit. Veterans, spouses and dependents who meet the basic eligibility criteria may apply online through www.gibill.va.gov. Veterans may select form 22-1990 in VONAPP even if GI Bill educational benefits have been received previously. Spouses and dependents may apply through VONAPP by selecting the 22-1990E application for transfer and entitlement benefits. For basic eligibility and general information about the educational benefit, access the VA pamphlet at http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/CH33/CH33_Pamphlet.pdf.
Please note: Students must indicate on the application the election of Chapter 33 benefits and understand the choice is irrevocable.
Veterans who are eligible for more than one VA chapter or education benefit are responsible for conducting their own research and determine which education chapter is the best personal option. Neither Veteran Affairs nor the School Certifying Official can make the determination. Recipients' eligibility, benefits and educational goals may differ so election of the chapter is a personal choice.
A benefit comparison chart is provided on VA's website to aid with selecting a program. http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/Benefit_Comparison_Chart.htm
Applicants will receive a certificate of eligibility or award letter from the Department of Veteran Affairs explaining the decision regarding eligibility for the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 program and Yellow Ribbon Program.
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Veteran Affairs Coordinators:
La Kiesha Armstrong
Office of the Registrar
|Regional Processing Center:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
St. Louis RPO
400 South 18th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-9722
1-888-GIB-ILL1 or 1-888-442-4551
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (central time), Monday -Friday