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Yale SOM Expands Financial Aid for Veterans

The Yellow Ribbon Program will now cover full tuition and fees for eligible military veterans.

A newly expanded financial aid program at Yale SOM means that eligible military veterans will receive the full cost of tuition and fees.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches financial aid provided by education institutions. Yale SOM has participated in the matching program for several years but recently received permission from the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase the school’s contribution to ensure that it covers the full cost of tuition and fees.

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to lower the financial barrier for military veterans seeking a management education at Yale SOM,” said Anjani Jain, deputy dean for academic programs. “Many Yale SOM veterans have told us that the school’s mission-focused approach to leadership fits well with the service orientation they cultivated in the military. Veterans also bring unique and powerful leadership experiences to our community.”

During the 2018-19 academic year, 29 veterans were enrolled in Yale SOM, and 16 of those currently benefit from the Yellow Ribbon Program. All current and future Yellow Ribbon scholars will receive the increased funding level. Yale SOM also participates in all VA educational assistance programs and the West Point Memorandum of Agreement, which provides reduced tuition for candidates who return to West Point after graduation to teach leadership. In addition, application fees are waived for military veterans.

Veterans on campus join an active and engaged community. The Yale SOM Veterans Club hosts community events and discussions throughout the year, and also serves as a point of contact for prospective students interested in learning more about the veteran experience at Yale SOM.

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