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Creighton University recognizes the tremendous contributions you've made as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, veteran or military family member. We're proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill. Our commitment, combined with the matching funds provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will allow 100 veterans to pursue undergraduate higher education through University College at little or no cost. University College offers undergraduate certificate and degree programs with majors in Business Administration, College of Arts and Sciences and AcceleratedCREIGHTON.
The Yellow Ribbon Program provides partial funding for veterans to cover the cost of tuition and fees at participating private universities. Federal funding formulas are tied to the cost of the most expensive public undergraduate tuition and fee rate in the state (Nebraska). We bridge the gap to cover the remaining costs (by direct reimbursement or waiver) so that a Creighton degree is within your reach.
You must be approved by the VA to attend Creighton under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. Eligibility requirements include:
- Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
- Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
- Is a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above
Please visit the official VA GI Bill Website for additional information about the Yellow Ribbon Program.
How to Apply
Determine Eligibility: You must be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 100% benefit rate to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Visit the official VA GI Bill Website to learn about eligibility criteria. You must be at least 23 years of age to pursue undergraduate studies through University College.
Apply For Benefits: Complete the Department of Veterans Affairs online application form. Upon completion, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility advising you if your meet the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Apply For Admission: Complete the University College online application and submit official transcripts (high school, college, AARTS/SMART/ACE/CCAF).
Work With An Advisor: Laurie Galeski, 402.280.2422, is here to help! Don't be afraid to ask!