The University of Virginia continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Find UVA's messages and other public health resources and guidance.
University of Virginia home page
UREG: University Registrar, skip navigation menu.

Yellow Ribbon


The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, or graduate school tuition that the Post-9/11 GI Bill® doesn't cover. The Post-9/11 GI Bill® pays up to all public in-state tuition and fees. However, additional funds may be available to the student through the Yellow Ribbon program. Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and feeds to contribute. VA will match that amount and directly pay the institution up to 50% of the difference.

Applications will be accepted beginning August 1st

Funds are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Yellow Ribbon funds can pay up to 50% of the difference of what the student owes.

Who Is Eligible?

Individuals below who are entitled to the maximum benefit level, based on service requirements, may receive this funding.

Degree Level School Number of Students Max School Contribution Amount (per year)
Undergraduate All 5
(Funds are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis)
Graduate Darden School of Business Unlimited $2,500
Graduate Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy Unlimited $2,500
Graduate School of Law Unlimited $2,500

Please note: Your VA educational benefits will impact certain financial aid eligibility. Veterans benefits will be included as a financial resource in your financial aid award package and may reduce state grants, University grants, federal loans and work study, and private loans. Each financial aid award type is different, so the VA benefit may affect each person's award differently. Please contact Student Financial Services for questions about how your Veterans benefits may impact your financial aid at or 434.982.6000.

Yellow Ribbon Contacts:

Kiama Anthony Bishop
Susan Loduha
Jennifer Hulvey
Amanda Crombie

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Back to Top