Yellow Ribbon Program

Peru State College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to honor the service of armed forces veterans.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay you:

  • all resident tuition & fees for a public school.
  • the lower of the actual tuition & fees or the national maximum per academic year for a private school.

However, your actual tuition & fees costs may exceed these amounts. Peru State College has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement.

Under the program, the College has chosen an amount of tuition and fees to contribute. The VA matches that amount and issues payments directly to the institution.

Available Benefits and Eligibility

Only Veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate, as determined by service requirements, or their designated transferees may receive this funding.

Active-duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program. Child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100 percent rate.

To receive benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • You must not be on active duty or a spouse using transferred entitlement
  • Your school must agree to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Your school must have not offered Yellow Ribbon to more than the maximum number of individuals, as stated in their participation agreement
  • Your school must certify your enrollment to VA and provide Yellow Ribbon Program information

You may be eligible if you fit the following circumstances:

  • You served an aggregate period of 36 months in active duty after 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 of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on the service eligibility criteria listed above.