TMC Participating in the VA Yellow Ribbon Program
Truett-McConnell College has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to help veterans continue their education.
The following information, obtained from United States Department of Veterans Affrairs website, provides some specifics about the program. For complete details, and to find out if you qualify, please visit the VA Website http://www.gibill.va.gov.
“The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows institutions of higher learning (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 can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.”
“The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition. The student’s tuition and fees may exceed that amount if they are attending a private institution, graduate school or attending in an out-of-state status. If they are enrolled at a Yellow Ribbon participating institution and the tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition, additional funds may be available for their education program without an additional charge to their entitlement.”
“Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.”
Our financial aid staff is available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our financial aid office at (706)865-2134. Becky Moore (ext 144) or Kaye Church (ext 109) will be happy to assist you.