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Yellow Ribbon Program

If you are receiving 100% of your Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits, you may be eligible to receive additional funding based on your school or program. There are limited openings in each school, and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

How Yellow Ribbon Works at USF

  • Schools and programs at USF have committed funds to the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Federal law states that Yellow Ribbon awards must be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • There are limited openings in each school for Yellow Ribbon awards. Applicants will be placed on the waitlist based on the date they submit a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and DD-214 to the Registrar’s office.
  • Yellow Ribbon may only be applied after the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) cap has been met.
  • The sum total of the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefit and Yellow Ribbon scholarship may not exceed the cost of tuition and fees.

Yellow Ribbon Eligible Programs Offered at USF for 2024-25

School/College Level Max. SLOTS Max. USF Contribution Per Student* Max. VA Contribution Per Student*
College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, School of Nursing and Health Professions
(excluding Degree Completion Students)
All Undergraduate 112 $5,000 $5,000
College of Arts and Sciences Graduate 25 $6,074 $6,074
Masters in Public Leadership Graduate 28 $11,255 $11,255
School of Education Graduate 18 $5,933 $5,933
School of Management Graduate 65 $13,625 $13,625
School of Nursing and Health Professions Graduate 27 $4,810 $4,810

Note: Online degree programs are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits.
Those interested in School of Law programs may contact School of Law Registrar Office at
*Once the Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) cap is met, Yellow Ribbon may be applied toward your remaining tuition balance if you are eligible and the funds are needed.

Veterans Enrollment Center

Lone Mountain Main 114
2800 Turk Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Monday – Friday:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.