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Yellow Ribbon Program

Palo Alto University is proud to announce its continued support of the military student population through its participation and commitment to the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

The Yellow Ribbon program allows private colleges and universities to enter into agreements with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition and fee charges in excess of the annual cap established for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). 

Participation in the Yellow Ribbon program demonstrates Palo Alto University’s commitment to its mission of making a difference in the communities we serve by assisting members of the military community and their dependents in gaining access to a high-quality education.

The total number of awards offered and the maximum Yellow Ribbon awards provided by the university (and matched by the VA) are unlimited for any program in which the student is enrolled at Palo Alto University. Each award represents the maximum dollar amount that will be contributed annually by the university towards tuition and fees.

Please note that the Yellow Ribbon Program funding, along with is corresponding match from the VA, replaces any previously awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships. The university’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is re-evaluated annually.

Eligible Veteran/Military PAU students must be officially accepted for admissions to Palo Alto University AND have received a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) verifying 100% eligibility for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) benefits in order to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits.  Please see 'How to Apply for Benefits' to submit your COE.