Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon Program


Creighton University is pleased to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides financial assistance to eligible Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) students for the difference between net tuition and fees and the amount of reimbursement approved by the VA.

Creighton will assist an unlimited number of Yellow Ribbon-eligible* students who are admitted to and enrolled in a degree or certificate program in the University's College of Arts and Sciences, Heider College of Business, College of Nursing, College of Professional Studies, or Graduate School.  Creighton will also assist twelve Yellow Ribbon-eligible students in our School of Law.

For 2016-2017 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017), reimbursement for net tuition and fees under Chapter 33 is made directly to the University at an amount not to exceed $21,970.46. If that amount does not cover the year's net tuition and fees, Creighton will provide Yellow Ribbon financial assistance, matched by the VA, up to $10,000 for undergraduates and up to $5,000 for graduate students and twelve law students.  Additionally, the VA provides payment to the student for book stipend (up to $1000 for the year) and a monthly housing allowance.

*Yellow Ribbon eligibility (ultimate determination of eligibility lies with the VA):

  • Veterans who have served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 36 months.
  • Veterans who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Dependents of veterans eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Creighton University reserves the right to alter participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and change the amount of contribution for subsequent academic years in accordance with VA Yellow Ribbon Program policies. Once eligible, a student remains eligible throughout his or her education at Creighton as long as Creighton continues participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students must remain in good academic standing and have remaining entitlement of VA Benefits.  Based upon eligibility determination by VA, and tuition and fee amounts for individual programs, a student may still have a balance due to the university after the university receives payment from VA.