Tuition benefits for veterans offered at
Temple through Yellow Ribbon Program
prospective veterans enrolled at Temple can now benefit from the university’s
participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, an
initiative spearheaded by representatives from the Fox School of Business and
the Temple University Veterans Task Force Committee.
Fox School senior assistant dean for undergraduate programs, and William Black,
Temple’s senior vice provost for enrollment management, among others, worked
together to gain approval of the program, which will allow Temple’s individual
schools and colleges to make up the difference in tuition costs for veteran
students covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
involvement in the Yellow Ribbon Program makes it much easier for veterans to
apply and get their money,” Campbell said. “They need our support. Now that
they’re back, it’s important that we make this easy for them.”
How the program works
Department of Veterans Affairs will give undergraduate veteran students who
qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the maximum benefit rate as much aid as
the highest in-state undergraduate tuition cost at a public university, which
is $14,412 per academic year for Pennsylvanians.
tuition costs less than that, tuition is fully covered for in-state
undergraduate students. The program also provides a monthly housing stipend and
grants up to a $1,000 allowance for books and supplies. Graduate students and
out-of-state undergraduates may incur more costs than what the Post-9/11 GI Bill
in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Temple schools and colleges will now help veteran
students cover those extra costs. The program will cover the entire cost difference
for all undergraduate students, and graduate students may take advantage of a
limited number of scholarships based on their respective academic program.
The Fox School
MBA program is offering the most financial aid of any school or college with five
$3,450 scholarships. The benefit is payable for up to 36 months.
How to obtain benefits
To qualify for
Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, veteran students must also qualify for the
maximum benefit rate (100 percent) of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Graduate
students should also contact their individual schools and colleges to verify
there are Yellow Ribbon Program scholarships available.
information on the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill and qualifications for benefits, visit www.gibill.va.gov/resources/student-handouts or
contact Laura Reddick, assistant director of
undergraduate admissions and veteran affairs representative, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yellow Ribbon Program information in Pennsylvania for 2010-2011, visit www.gibill.va.gov/GI_Bill_Info/CH33/YRP/2010/states/pa.htm.
– Maria Zankey