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The Yellow Ribbon Program

GI BillĀ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The Yellow Ribbon Program offers participating students additional funding towards the cost of tuition and fees.  

Villanova will fully fund the tuition and fees for up to 65 qualifying students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Breaking down that number (65), this is how the benefit will be applied at Villanova: 50 undergraduate students, 10 graduate students and 5 law school students will be eligible for funding covering tuition and fees.

Villanova's Yellow Ribbon Program funds will be awarded to qualifying students on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered, qualifying students must:

  • Be using Chapter 33, Post-9/11 VA Education benefits at the 100% eligibility level and be a full-time student. Full-time is 12 credits or more undergrad, 6 credits or more graduate, per term.
  • Be accepted for enrollment to a degree program or be currently enrolled in a degree program at Villanova University.
  • Submit an updated Certificate of Eligibility provided to you by the VA to Villanova University's School Certifying Official (SCO).

Recipients will be selected based upon the date the application is submitted and when all conditions are met.

Students who have been approved for Yellow Ribbon funding will continue to receive the benefit, provided the conditions above are still met. You will not be required to submit a Yellow Ribbon application each term. However, you will need to submit an Enrollment Verification form each term you plan to use your benefits. Students will be contacted by Villanova's Certifying Official (SCO) when they have been selected to receive Yellow Ribbon funds. Please submit your Yellow Ribbon application electronically utilizing the form here.

Students interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program for future terms must submit an application in order to be placed on the waitlist.  Students will be contacted by Villanova's SCO when they have been selected to participate in the program.  If you do not meet the above qualifications or have not submitted your COE your application will not warrant further consideration.


For more information about Villanova University's Yellow Ribbon Program please contact:
Office of the Registrar, Kennedy 205
Amy Rockwell- School Certifying Official
Phone: (610) 519-4034
Fax: (610) 519-4033           

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September 2023 Degree Candidates: 
All degrees with the conferral date of September 1, 2023 are expected to be posted by September 18, 2023.