Yellow Ribbon Program

About the Program

The Post 9/11 GI Bill ® (Chapter 33) provides up to $20,235.02 during the 2014-2015 school year for net tuition and fees.

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is offered to eligible veterans and transferred eligibility dependents with a Post 9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33) benefit eligibility of 100%.

The VA will pay reported net tuition and fees from the Post 9/11 GI Bill ® (Chapter 33) funds first. Once the full school year tuition funds are expended, the Yellow Ribbon Program covers any remaining eligible net tuition and fees in that school year.

The VA has agreed to share the Yellow Ribbon Program funding by paying matching funds: 50:50. This agreement allows Champlain College's Yellow Ribbon Scholarship to be matched by the VA Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, resulting in free tuition for qualifying veterans and dependents.

Champlain College has committed to an unlimited number and size of Yellow Ribbon Program scholarships. Champlain scholarships will be offset by the amount of the College's Yellow Ribbon Scholarship contribution.

Champlain College scholarships can be applied towards the student's cost of attendance.

To Claim:

Veterans and dependents provide their VA certificate of eligibility (COE) showing 100% eligibility to the Veterans Service Office. The Yellow Ribbon Program will be applied to the qualified student's account automatically.

Additional Information:

Visit the VA Transfer of Benefit page.

"Post 9/11 GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Enrollment Schedules

Applications are accepted year-round, to begin in any of the five “start” terms (August, October, January, March and May) for the MBA.

Most students are part-time, carrying three credits per term. As a part-time student, you may start in any term of the year, selecting courses subject to prerequisites. Full-time students will have the most flexibility in course scheduling if they begin in the fall or spring term due to course sequences. If you prefer to begin in one of the other terms you may do so, but you may need to extend your completion timeline slightly.

When you enter the program, you and your advisor will develop a personal plan that allows you to start and complete the program as soon as possible, given your own goals and the annual schedule of course offerings.


Office of Graduate Admissions
Champlain College
PO Box 670
Burlington, VT 05402-0670