Since August 2009, Colorado Christian University has participated in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program, a program designed to help veterans pay for the cost of attending a private school or graduate school. The VA Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post- 9/11 GI Bill, a fairly new education benefit program for veterans who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is the most comprehensive veterans benefit package to be signed into law since the original GI Bill was signed in 1944.
The VA Yellow Ribbon Program specifies that universities and colleges in the U.S. may voluntarily fund up to 50% of their veteran-students’ tuition and fees. The Department of Veterans Affairs will match the school’s contribution dollar-for-dollar and provide the remaining funds needed to cover the difference.
CCU Helps Veterans Pay for Their Education
CCU students who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program will receive up to $2,500 per academic year. To qualify for the University’s contribution to the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must be enrolled as an adult degree completion student or a graduate student in CAGS. CCU will contribute up to $5,000 for veterans enrolled as traditional undergraduate students in the College of Undergraduate Studies.
With the Department of Veterans Affairs matching this amount in full, veterans who qualify for the VA Yellow Ribbon Program can receive as much as $5-10,000 each academic year to help pay for their education. If you want to learn more about how VA Yellow Ribbon Programs work and what you may qualify for, simply contact the CCU Financial Aid Office and schedule a meeting with one of representatives. If you’re unable to travel to campus, please feel free to contact the CCU office by phone. This link will take to a directory page that includes the address and phone number of each CCU campus.