Yellow Ribbon Program Basics

Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Jacksonville University participates as a 100% match Yellow Ribbon school, for an unlimited number of students. The matching Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to cover the gap between the GI Bill benefit and the cost of tuition at the school. This benefit applies to 100% eligible veterans, spouses of veterans and dependents. The Department of Veterans Affairs makes the determination of eligibility based on length of service and honorable discharge. Learn more about Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility here.

For undergraduates, the Yellow Ribbon is a 100% match, where the tuition is fully covered for the full year. For graduate students, the Yellow Ribbon is capped at a $2,500 match, essentially covering the full tuition for a full year. And in the School of Aviation, the Yellow Ribbon is capped at a $10,000 match, essentially covering the full tuition for a full year. The flight fees are not covered by the Yello​w Ribbon. The School of Orthodontics is excluded.

Be sure to submit your 100% Certificate of Eligibility and DD 214, if applicable, to the Jacksonville University Veterans Office on the first floor of the Howard Building next to Admissions, or by email to veterans@ju.edu.

Transfer of Entitlement

Any current military service member who is eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and meets the length of service requirements, may transfer their benefit to an approved family member. Learn more about the guidelines for this process.

  1. When ready, the service member can apply online here.
  2. The Recipient needs to complete a VA form 22-1990e application with the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, available online here.
Be sure to submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the Jacksonville University Veterans Office on the first floor of the Howard Building next to Admissions, or by email to veterans@ju.edu.

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