Saint Louis University

Veterans Benefits - Yellow Ribbon Program


  • Eligible for the Ch33 Post 9/11 GI Bill © education benefits at the 100% level
  • Maintain good academic standing at SLU
  • Be admitted as a degree-seeking student with net tuition and fee charges above the VA's annual maximum rate as posted at

Saint Louis University has agreed to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and will fund 50% of the remaining unmet tuition & fee charges for up to 75 students. Awards are made to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

The amount each student will receive from SLU will vary according to the cost of their degree program and any tuition specific scholarships or grant they may have been awarded,  but cannot exceed the maximum contracted annual amount of $10,000.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is available to students in all degree programs offered at Saint Louis University excluding the School of Medicine.

** Please note that the Yellow Ribbon Program award cannot be combined with other Saint Louis University institutional awards to result in a surplus for the student. **

An online application will be available HERE.  It will be available for the Summer and Fall 2016 terms from 8:00am CT, April 25, 2016 through 5:00pm CT, September 2, 2016. It will open for the Spring 2017 term from 8:00am CT, November 21, 2016 through 5:00pm CT, February 3, 2017.

After submitting their Yellow Ribbon application, students must provide proof of eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program within one week for their application to be considered.  Proof of eligibility includes a copy of the application for benefits and a copy of the DD-214 or a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility.  Students must forward their Certification of Eligibility (CoE) as soon as it becomes available.  Funds will not be disbursed until the C0E is received by SLU's Veterans Certifying Official.

Once selected for the Yellow Ribbon Program at SLU, students will be funded each year they are in their current program of study AS LONG AS SLU CONTINUES TO RENEW ITS AGREEMENT WITH THE VA EACH YEAR. SLU has the right to reduce awards or discontinue the program at the end of each academic year.

Applicants must provide proof of application for the Post 9/11 GI Bill © to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Award and must provide proof of eligibility by providing their Certificate of Eligibility from the VA before any funds will be disbursed.

Students must be in good academic standing in order to receive funding.

Yellow Ribbon contributions will not be adjusted after the last day to drop classes without a W assigned, this is typically the end of the second week of classes.  Any costs accrued due to adding or dropping classes after that date each semester will be the responsibility of the student.

Students must remain continuously enrolled each fall and spring semester to maintain their award. Exceptions will be made for those called up for military duty.

For additional information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill © and the Yellow Ribbon Program, please see the GI Bill © website at

For questions, please contact:

Jennifer Matteson
Veterans Certifying Official
(314) 977-2259
DuBourg Hall 22
One Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103.
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