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

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Brown continues its commitment to veterans by collaborating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.


1. Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits (effective August 1, 2019):

  • Up to $24,476 annually towards the cost of a private institution's tuition and fees
  • A 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
  • Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year

To determine if you are eligible for this program, please visit the Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs website or contact the VA.


2. Yellow Ribbon Program 

This program is a subset of the Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefit Program. Students who are receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits may also be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • Brown will continue to support a limited number of eligible graduate Yellow Ribbon recipients for the academic year 2020-21. This support applies to eligible veterans or dependents of eligible veterans.
  • 10 Graduate, 3 graduate in the division of Bio-Med, 1 medical, and 18 Executive Masters Yellow Ribbon Program-eligible students for academic year 2020-21 on a first-come, first-served basis.  This is determined by the date a veteran or an eligible dependent’s Certificate of Eligibility (for veterans) or the Transfer of Entitlement (for dependents of veterans) is received by the individual divisions.
  • 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. Executive Masters students are required to submit their documentation to the School of Professional Studies.
  • This support applies to eligible veterans or dependents of eligible veterans.
  • Maximum funding would vary if a student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Brown’s contribution for each eligible executive masters Yellow Ribbon recipient will be up to $7,500 annually. The amount may vary depending upon timing of the start and end dates of the program in relation to the VA fiscal year.

 The Process

1. Students must be an admitted or 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 Veteran Affairs

3. Students must forward a Certificate of Eligibility or the Transfer of Entitlement from the VA to the required department mentioned above

 Additional Information

• Certification of enrollment with the VA will be completed through the Registrar's Office.


University Contact Information

For questions related to eligibility and veteran support, visit the Student Veterans and Commissioning Programs website.

For questions related to VA funding for masters or PhD programs, contact the Graduate School at 401-863-2600 or [email protected].

For questions related to VA funding for Executive Masters programs, contact the School of Professional Studies at 401-863-2700 or [email protected].

For questions related to VA funding for medical school students, contact the Medical School Office of Financial Aid at 401-863-5113 or [email protected].

For assistance in obtaining a certification of enrollment at Brown, contact the Registrar Office at 401-863-2500 or [email protected].