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Financial Assistance for Veterans

In 2012 Yale University updated its Yellow Ribbon Program agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, significantly increasing the university’s contribution to the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.  The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill provides financial assistance to America’s newest military veterans seeking higher education. Veterans who are 100% eligible through the GI Bill will also receive Yellow Ribbon Support.

Yellow Ribbon

There is no cap on the number of Yellow Ribbon recipients and SOM has doubled its contribution to $20,000/year.

MBA Affordability for Veterans (100% eligible, 2015-16)

  Cost Applied Benefits
Application Fee $225 Waived
Tuition/Fees $63,380 $21,085 Tuition benefit + $20,000 Yale SOM Yellow Ribbon + $20,000 Yellow Ribbon VA Match= $61,085
Living Expenses $25,120 $24,732 Living allowance + $1,000 Book allowance= $25,732
TOTAL $88,500 $86,815

Eligibility criteria requires that you:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty of at least 36 months after September 10, 2001.
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Other U.S. Military Financial Assistance Programs

We work with all V.A. programs and have students attending the program on these programs, including REAP, VEAP, post-9/11 GI bill, active duty all branches. Also, application fees for all U.S. Military candidates are waived.

Additional Benefits

GMAC has named Yale SOM a “Military Friendly School” because SOM waives the application fee for veterans and offers enrollment deferrals to military candidates who are currently deployed in action.

Yale SOM participates in the West Point Memorandum of Agreement, which provides reduced tuition for candidates who return to West Point after graduation to teach leadership.