Yellow Ribbon Program
If you are receiving 100% of your Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) benefits and not on active duty, 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 2021–22
|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)
|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.
*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.