The Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program is a benefit in which universities may agree to fund any tuition and fees that exceed the private school yearly maximum allowed by the Veterans Affairs of $17,500. CCU is a member of the Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program, so the VA will match each additional dollar CCU contributes, up to 50% of the difference between the student’s tuition and fee benefit and the total cost of tuition and fees. To learn more about the Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit the Veterans Affairs web site.
Here is a brief explanation of the eligibility and benefits for adult and graduate students for the Yellow Ribbon Program:
- At CCU, an unlimited number of students will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits for the 2011-2012 academic year.
- Students in CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies will receive up to $2,500 per year in CCU benefits, beyond the base VA fund, which will be matched dollar for dollar by the VA, for a total of $5,000 per year. The benefit is used to cover any tuition and fees incurred.
- The combined amount that CCU and the VA contribute toward student expenses may not exceed the student’s full cost of tuition and fees.
- The benefit is renewable each year the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct and attendance.
CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers reduced undergraduate tuition for active duty military and their dependents, and we are thrilled to announced that effective January 2012, the special tuition rate will be extended to members of the Reserve and National Guard and their adult dependents. Please contact the CCU Admissions Office for more information on how to become a CCU student!