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. Before submitting this application for consideration, you must either be a current student in good academic standing or be officially accepted for admission to the University of St. Thomas AND obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Veteran’s Administration verifying that you are eligible at the 100% level for Chapter 33 benefits. Neither individuals on active duty, nor the spouse of an active duty member, are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program.

Recipients will be selected based on the date a completed Yellow Ribbon application is received at St. Thomas. Only complete applications from students who have been admitted to their program will be considered.

The Veteran’s Administration (VA) will provide each Chapter 33 benefit recipient attending a private college or university with a tuition and fee benefit of up to a set annual amount.  For the 2018-2019 academic year (beginning August 1, 2018), the maximum benefit from the Chapter 33 Benefits from the VA is $23,671.94.   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.  

Please note that Yellow Ribbon funding, with its corresponding match from the VA, replaces any previously awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships. Also, the university’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program will 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 provided the College or School (i.e. School of Law) continues to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and the student remains consecutively enrolled in good academic standing in the same program. 

The below information is effective as of August 1, 2018 for the 2018-19 Academic Year. 

College or SchoolTotal
Number of Awards
St. Thomas Award
College of Arts and Sciences Unlimited  Unlimited
College of Education, Leadership and Counseling Unlimited  Unlimited
Opus College of Business Unlimited  Unlimited
School of Divinity Unlimted  Unlimted
School of Engineering Unlimited  Unlimted
School of Law Unlimited   Unlimited 
School of Social Work Unlimted  Unlimted



Yellow Ribbon Application