There is always a level of doubt and uncertainty when it comes to pursuing higher education. “With a family and work, do I have the time?” “Is education even worth it at this point?” “Will I be able to afford college?”

The answers to all of those questions are a resounding yes, though that last concern is typically the most troubling.

Fremont College is here to help.

We have voluntarily opted into the Post-9/11 GI Bill* Yellow Ribbon Agreement with Veterans Affairs. The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed specifically for veterans and makes educational programs, job training, and other services more affordable. As a participating institution, the funds we have set aside for veterans will be matched by the VA, significantly reducing costs.

Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits – Eligibility and How it Works1:

What the Post 9/11 GI Bill covers:

  • Resident tuition & fees for public schools
  • The lower of the actual tuition & fees, or the national maximum per academic year for a private school (click here for national maximum)

The Yellow Ribbon program is in addition to the coverage provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Fremont College has been approved for the program and has agreed to make additional funds available to you to help cover some of your tuition. To qualify for benefits, recipients must:

  • Be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Not be on active duty or be a spouse who is using their transferred entitlement

Requirements1:

  • You are a veteran or a veteran’s designated transferee. (Active duty Service members and their spouses are unfortunately not eligible).
  • You served an aggregate period of 36 months on active duty since Sept. 10, 2001.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.

How to Apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • Create an online profile on the Veterans Affairs website.
  • Contact Fremont College and an admissions representative in our Military Division will be available to discuss student qualifications and help you get started with the application processes.

Fremont College’s Commitment to the Military Community:

We are proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, and Military Service Members can use this funding for a wide variety of campus and online programs.

With the school’s innovative online learning portal, all coursework is available 24/7, so you can build your education on your own schedule. For students who prefer a traditional ground campus setting, Fremont College offers two convenient locations.

*The GI Bill is a registered trademark of the Department of Veterans Affairs, DBA Education Service Agency of the U.S. Government.

Fremont College is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with the GI Bill or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The above information is just a summary. Please visit the GI Bill’s official website for the most current information.

This article contains links to external resources, which are not sponsored, endorsed by, or otherwise affiliated with Fremont College.

1 VA.gov, Yellow Ribbon Program. http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon.asp (Date viewed: 1/14/2015)