Yellow Ribbon Program Continues for 2012-2013 at Alliant International University

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 7, 2012 – Alliant International University Yellow ribbonhas once again announced its support of military/veteran students and their families through its participation in and commitment to the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Alliant’s continued participation demonstrates a lasting commitment to its mission of making a difference in the communities it serves – the military being an important one.

A provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program assists members of the military community and their dependents gain access to quality education. It allows degree-granting institutions to voluntarily enter into formal agreements with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund some of the tuition and fee expenses not covered by GI Bill funds.
Capped at $17,500 per student, private, non-profit institutions can contribute up to 50% of those expenses with the VA matching the additional funding for eligible students. This enables many qualified students to attend school tuition-free.

The program is available for service members and veterans who receive 100% of the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. Specifically, those who have served at least 36 months on active duty or served at least 30 continuous days and were discharged due to a service-related injury after Sept. 11, 2001. The benefit can also be transferred to eligible family members.

At Alliant, the maximum Yellow Ribbon award amounts provided by the university (and matched by the VA) and the total number of awards offered, vary based on the school of study in which a student is enrolled.

Students interested in finding out more about Alliant’s Yellow Ribbon Program offerings should visit its website .

Or, to complete an Alliant International University Yellow Ribbon Program application for 2012-2013 use: Application for Fall 2012-Summer 2013 (August 2012-July 2013).