Veteran Benefits with Yellow Ribbon Program

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Veteran Benefits with Yellow Ribbon Program

Are you a veteran interested in learning more about how your benefits would apply through Ave Law and the Yellow Ribbon Program? We are asked this question often and wanted to break things down for you. 

Ave Maria School of Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the VA to partially or fully fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Eligible military veterans can attend Ave Maria School of Law at little to no out-of-pocket costs for tuition and fees through a combination of their Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill) veteran benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program.  In addition, eligible military veterans may receive a monthly housing stipend and an annual stipend for books and supplies directly from the Veterans Administration.

Alternative VA education benefits may be available for students, such as Voc-Rehab, the Montgomery GI Selected Reserve Bill (Chapter 1606), Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP/Chapter 1607), Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), and the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA/Chapter 35). For further information and eligibility visit


  • You are eligible for Yellow Ribbon if you qualify for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
  • You may also be eligible if you’re the dependent of a Veteran who qualifies for transfer of entitlement for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

How to Apply:

  • Log on to and apply for your certificate of Eligibility (COE).
  • The VA will process the application in about 30 days and send you a COE.
  • Turn your COE into our Registrar’s office who will then certify your benefits.