After serving in the U.S. Air Force, student Crystal Swinford was able to take advantage of the Yellow Ribbon Program and pursue her dream of earning a law degree
We, at the Charleston School of Law, are very appreciative of all who have served our country. Since 2012, the School of Law has been a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, also known as the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows institutions of higher learning (i.e., degree-granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution may contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.
Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate, which are based on service requirements, may receive this funding. Therefore, you may be eligible if:
**Please note: The Department of Veterans Affairs is the only agency that can determine eligibility for and award these benefits.
To learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program, contact Anita Elliott, Director of Financial Aid.