Creighton University Approved for Yellow Ribbon Program
Creighton University has been approved by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which goes into effect Aug. 1. Under this agreement, the University will accept up to 150 students who qualify under the GI Bill on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Yellow Ribbon Program at Creighton is only available to students enrolled in an undergraduate degree or certificate program in University College, a full-service office for adult students, 23 years of age and older, who wish to begin or complete an associate's or bachelor's degree.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for veterans who have always wanted one of Creighton’s undergraduate degrees offered through University College – at virtually no cost to them. We’re delighted to be able to offer veterans a quality education that will be affordable and accessible,” said Barb Braden, dean of University College.
The student must be approved by the VA to attend Creighton under the Post 911 GI Bill (CH 33). 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 Sept. 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
- Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days after Sept. 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
Because Creighton is waiving 50 percent of the difference between the Creighton tuition and the reimbursement rate approved by the VA, and the VA is matching the amount of tuition that Creighton is waiving, those eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program will have 100 percent of their tuition and fees covered by either direct reimbursement or waiver.