The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Puget Sound has agreed to contribute the maximum percentage rate of 50% to eligible students, making a private university education very affordable.
To be considered for Yellow Ribbon benefits, you must be an undergraduate student eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit (Chapter 33) at the maximum benefit rate of 100%.
The School of Physical Therapy supports two incoming Doctor of Physical Therapy candidates through Yellow Ribbon per year. Candidates must be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefit (Chapter 33) at the maximum benefit rate of 100%. Offers of the two seats will be made on a first-come, first-served basis based on the academic year in which the student is admitted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Currently, no other University of Puget Sound graduate programs are participating in Yellow Ribbon. If you are interested in another graduate program, please contact Student Financial Services to inquire about utilizing Ch. 33 benefits.
How to apply for Ch. 33 and Yellow Ribbon benefits:
Please forward a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Student Financial Services.
University of Puget Sound
Student Financial Services
1500 N Warner #1039
Tacoma, WA 98416-1039
University of Puget Sound, Jones Hall, Room 019
Terms & Conditions of Yellow Ribbon Benefits
- Yellow Ribbon funding may only be applied towards Puget Sound tuition and fees, not room, board, or other expenses.
- To receive Yellow Ribbon funding, students must be maintaining both Satisfactory Academic Progress and good academic standing.
- Only courses that satisfy requirements outlined by the curriculum guide or graduation evaluation form can be certified for VA purposes.