Yellow Ribbon Benefits

An NYU degree is well within reach for veterans of the US Armed Forces. NYU is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, which provides scholarship assistance from the University and the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans join an extraordinary community of NYUSPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies students many of whom, like themselves, have taken a nontraditional path toward their undergraduate education. The Division’s supportive and flexible learning environment allows veterans and all students to pursue their studies while keeping up with family and work obligations. Advisors and staff members strive to help veterans to achieve balance while advancing academically.

To be considered for Yellow Ribbon benefits an individual must meet the criteria to receive the maximum Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. An individual may be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement if he/she:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months
  • Was honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and had served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
  • Is a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based upon a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria, as described by the US Department of Veterans Affairs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit. To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Enhancement, you must apply to the VA. The VA will determine your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and issue you a Certificate of Eligibility. You may then contact the VA Certifications Team at or visit NYU Veterans Benefits.

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"My military experience made me realize I needed to pursue a college education. Being stationed in a country like Iraq, and seeing its social problems firsthand, allowed me to take a second look at things. It made me realize the value of earning a degree."

Todd Thurman, BA in Social Sciences

NYU also offers extensive resources for veterans through the NYU Student Resource Center.