The VA's academic year 2016-17 cap on benefits (effective for classes that begin on or after Aug. 1, 2016) for students with a 100 percent eligibility rate the tier is $21,970.46 for private institutions of higher learning, effective until July 31, 2017.
You are eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
- You are a dependent eligible for a Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
For comprehensive Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility information review the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.
Franklin University will accommodate all Yellow Ribbon students for the 2016-17 academic year. We have entered into this agreement with the VA to allow all eligible Yellow Ribbon Program students to receive this benefit. It is not a first come first serve basis; we will not deny any eligible student.
How do I apply?
Yellow Ribbon Program benefits can only be applied to Franklin tuition charges that exceed the annual cap of $21,970.46. Therefore, you cannot be awarded payment of Yellow Ribbon Program benefits unless you are first accepted by the VA and certified by Franklin's Office of Military and Veteran Affairs for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
Where can I get more information?