LPS Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is proud to announce its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, through which the federal government matches any financial aid that participating colleges pledge to veterans above the base educational benefits in the new GI Bill. LPS, as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Arts and Sciences, is ideally situated to provide continuing educational opportunities to eligible U.S. veterans.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows degree granting institutions of higher learning in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses for eligible veterans. Details and eligibility guidelines for Post 9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found at www.gibill.va.gov under Education Benefits. Funding under this program became available August 1, 2009.
Details about Penn's participation in the program can be found here:
LPS will provide matching funds for up to 10 undergraduate students and is also participating at the Master's level (LPS master's programs are included under School of Arts and Sciences/Graduate in the table on the website). LPS undergraduates are eligible for $9,000 in matching funds; LPS graduate students are eligible for $9,172.
Please note that federal law states that Yellow Ribbon awards must be made on a first-come, first-serve basis; you are urged to submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) as soon as possible, as selection will be based upon the COE submission date.
Submit Certificate of Eligibility to:
The Office of the University Registrar
University of Pennsylvania
Room 221 Franklin Building
3451 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273
Please refer to our FAQs for more detailed information.