Yellow Ribbon Program for Graduate Students

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 2021-22 academic year (beginning August 1, 2021), the maximum benefit from the Chapter 33 Benefits from the VA is $26,042.81.   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.   All previously awarded or subsequently awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships will be cancelled for students at the Chapter 33 100% level as students cannot receive the UST Yellow Ribbon benefit and other institutional funding concurrently.   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 remain in good academic standing and have remaining months/days of benefits.     

The below information is effective as of August 1, 2021 for the 2021-22 Academic Year. 

College or SchoolTotal
Number of Awards
St. Thomas Award
College of Arts and Sciences Unlimited  Unlimited
School of Education Unlimited  Unlimited
Opus College of Business Unlimited  Unlimited
School of Divinity Unlimited  Unlimited
School of Engineering Unlimited  Unlimited
School of Law Unlimited   Unlimited 
School of Social Work Unlimited  Unlimited
Graduate School of Professional Psychology Unlimited  Unlimited