Post 911 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program


Veteran Benefits at Brown University

Brown is continuing its commitment to veterans by partnering with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. The information below will provide you with information regarding the two new benefits, the process and contact information.

1. New Post 9/11 Benefits:

Only active duty service performed after September 10, 2001 may be considered for determining eligibility for this new benefit. To be eligible, a service member or veteran must have served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty. However, individuals honorably discharged for a service-connected disability who served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, may also establish eligibility.

Basic Benefits provide the following:

  • Effective, August 1, 2014 the Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay up to $20,235.02 annually towards the cost of a private institution's tuition and fees.
  • Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to an E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the school; and
  • Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year.

2. Yellow Ribbon Program

This program is a subset of the Post 9/11 Benefit Program. Some students who are receiving Post 9/11 Benefits may also be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program. Criteria of eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program for a veteran or a dependent of a veteran include:

  • 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 served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • Is a dependent of a veteran who is eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Benefits and Brown’s Participation

Degree Level (Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, or All) Maximum number of students Maximum contribution amount 
Undergraduates 30 $10,000
Graduate/Doctoral 10 $13,699
Division Of Bio-Med 3 $13,699
Medical 3    $5,000
Executive Masters 2 $15,000
  • Brown will support up to 30 undergraduate, 10 graduate, 3 division of Bio Medical graduate, 3 medical  and 2 executive masters Yellow Ribbon Program- eligible students for academic year 2014-15 on a first-come, first-served basis. This support applies to eligible veterans or dependents of eligible veterans.
  • Brown’s contribution for each eligible undergraduate Yellow Ribbon recipient for the academic year 2014-15 will be up to $10,000 per academic year in the form of Brown Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship. **The amount would vary if the student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown's contribution for each eligible graduate Yellow Ribbon Recipient, at the Alpert Medical School, for the academic year 2014-15 will be up to $5,000 per academic year in the form of Brown Yellow Ribbon Scholarship. ** The amount would vary if the student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown's contribution for each eligible graduate Yellow Ribbon recipient for the academic year 2014-15 will be up to $13,699 per academic year in the form of Brown Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship. **The amount would vary if the student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown's contribution for each eligible graduate, Division of Bio Medical, Yellow Ribbon recipient for the academic year 2014-15 will be up to $13,699 per academic year in the form of Brown Yellow Ribbon Progam Scholarship. ** The amount would vary if the student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown's contribution for each eligible executive masters graduate Yellow Ribbon recipient for the academic year 2014-15 will be up to $15,000 per academic year in the form of Brown Yellow Ribbon Program Scholarship. **The amount would vary if the student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown has a first come, first served policy which is determined by the date a veteran or an eligible dependent’s Certification of Eligibility (for veterans) or the Transfer of Entitlement (for dependents of veterans) is received by the individual divisions. Undergraduate students are required to submit their documentation to the Office of Financial Aid. Graduate students are required to submit their documentation to the Graduate School. Medical students are required to submit their documentation to the Alpert Medical School.
  • The student need not be a recipient of need-based aid to receive either benefit.

Veterans should contact the VA directly to determine their eligibility for both programs. Additional information regarding VA Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program is available at GI Bill Information or by calling VA Benefits at 1-800-827-1000

 

3. The Process

  1. Students must either be accepted to Brown through the Admission Office for the academic year or be a currently enrolled student in a degree program *.
  2. Students must apply for benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. Students must forward the Certificate of Eligibility or the Transfer of Entitlement from Veterans Affairs to the Office of Financial Aid.
  4. Brown’s benefit is available on a first-come first-served basis: Brown is providing Yellow Ribbon Scholarships to 30 undergraduate, 10 graduate , 3 division of Bio Medical graduate, 3 medical students and 2 executive masters for the academic year 2013-14. The determination of eligibility from Brown will be the first 30 undergraduate, 10 graduate, 3 Bio