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Yellow Ribbon Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Providence College is an official participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Bill Education Enhance​ment Program, also known as the Yellow Ribbon Program.  The program agreement permits the school and the Department of Veteran Affairs to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding amount of established charges not covered under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Understanding the Yellow Ribbon Benefit

This Yellow Ribbon Program is in addition to the Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Program. To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program veterans or dependents of a veteran must qualify for 100% eligibility on their Post 9/11 GI Bill.   The criteria of eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans or dependents of eligible veterans include:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months; or
  • Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • Is a dependent of a veteran who is eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post 9/11GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Yellow Ribbon Benefits and Providence College Participation

At Providence College, contribution for each eligible recipient, allows for up to $2,500 per academic year in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Scholarship, for tuition relief for each of the four years and no more than ten students per year.

Students must apply to the program each year and are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  This is determined by the date a veteran or an eligible dependent’s Certificate of Eligibility or the Transfer of Entitlement along with the  
Yellow Ribbon Ap​​plication is received by the Office of Enrollment Services. 

Students, who are granted funds through the program will receive contributions during the current academic year, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress, conduct, and attendance according to the regularly prescribed standards of the institution and provided the student is still GI Bill eligible.