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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 in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.  This participation covers tuition and fee charges in excess of the annual cap/maximum amount paid by the VA, established for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33).  Each year, when/if the VA pays out the annual cap amount, this agreement states that PAU will financially provide 50% of remaining tuition and fees, and the VA will provide the other 50%.  Eligible Veteran/Military PAU students must be officially accepted for admission 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.

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.