Chapman University is pleased to participate in in the Yellow Ribbon program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). The Yellow Ribbon program makes additional funds available to qualifying individuals without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (100% based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this funding, though child transferees may be eligible if the servicemember is qualified at the 100% rate. You may be eligible if:
- You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
- You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
- You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
In addition to the regular benefits provided under the Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapman University’s Yellow Ribbon Agreement provides the following to students accepted to the program.
Undergraduate Students – Chapman University will contribute up to $17,500* towards qualifying tuition and fees per academic year and VA will contribute matching funds. Up to 56 students may participate in the program.
Graduate Students - Chapman University will contribute up to $6,000* towards qualifying tuition and fees per academic year and VA will contribute matching funds. Up to 10 students may participate in the program.
Doctoral Students - Chapman University will contribute up to $17,500* towards qualifying tuition and fees per academic year and VA will contribute matching funds. Up to 4 students may participate in the program.
Law School Students – For program details please contact the School of Law at (714) 628-2522.
Students accepted to the Yellow Ribbon Program will be automatically renewed each academic year provided they meet the following requirements:
- Chapman University continues to participate in the program
- You maintain satisfactory progress towards completion of your program
- You remain continuously enrolled (per school policy)
- You have remaining entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
*Chapman University’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program is voluntary. Chapman may choose not to participate or change the contribution amount offered in future years.
Students must be admitted to Chapman University before applying to the Yellow Ribbon Program. Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis based upon the date and time a VA Student Responsibility Form is received by the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If all awards have been allotted students will remain on a waiting list based on the order their application was received.
Chapman strongly encourages all applicants to apply for financial aid by completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to maximize all financing opportunities available. Servicemembers should always complete a FAFSA for additional scholarship, grant and loan eligibility options each year. You must indicate your VA education eligibility in step 2 of your FAFSA. Some veteran benefits are considered part of financial aid. Veteran benefits may affect your eligibility for certain Chapman University scholarships.