Yellow Ribbon Program

Military Benefits

The University of St. Thomas is proud to continue a long tradition of supporting veterans and military families by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Chapter 33 recipients at the 100% level are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program throughout their remaining months/days of benefits.

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) will provide each Chapter 33 recipient attending a private college or university with a tuition and fee benefit of up to a set annual amount. For the 2023-24 academic year (August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024), the maximum benefit from the Chapter 33 Benefits from the VA is $27,120.05. Once the maximum benefit amount of Chapter 33 benefit is reached the academic program at St. Thomas will cover 50% of the remaining tuition and fees through the Yellow Ribbon Program. The VA will match this amount through the VA Yellow Ribbon Match Program.

Veterans at the Chapter 33 benefits 100% level will automatically be accepted into the Yellow Ribbon program. There is no application required. Also, the university’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program may be re-evaluated annually and the university may elect to change its funding commitment for this program or discontinue participation. Students awarded Yellow Ribbon benefits will continue to receive those benefits throughout their education at St. Thomas as long as they have remaining months/days of benefits.

Have a question?

Contact the Office of Student Data and Registrar or the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs for more information.

Number of Awards by School/College

The below information is effective as of August 1, 2023 for the 2023-24 Academic Year.
School/College Total Number of Awards Maximum St. Thomas Award
College of Arts and Sciences Unlimited Unlimited
Morrison Family College of Health Unlimited Unlimited
Opus College of Business Unlimited Unlimited
School of Education Unlimited Unlimited
School of Engineering Unlimited Unlimited
School of Law Unlimited Unlimited
The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity Unlimited Unlimited

Contact Information

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Phone: (651) 296-2562

Veterans Service Buidling
20 West 12th Street, Room 206
St. Paul, MN 55155