The Yellow Ribbon Program, part of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, is a voluntary program that allows universities to fund additional tuition expenses that exceed the amount of the core benefit provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, which is capped at $26,381.37, if attending a private institution for 2022-2023. Students must qualify for Post 9/11 GI Benefits at the 100% benefit level to participate. Institutions participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program can contribute up to 50% of the expenses that exceed the base benefit, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will match the amount provided by the institution.
Delaware Law will fund all eligible JD students with an unlimited contribution per student, not to exceed the cost of tuition.
The following requirements are for individuals interested in applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program at Delaware Law:
There is no minimum number of credit hours required for participation, and awards will continue in subsequent years in which the student maintains satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance. Recipients are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
For example, combined support from the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2022-2023 academic year is as follows for a regular division JD student (15 credit hours/semester):
|Delaware Law Tuition and Mandatory Fees||$53,910.00|
Less: Delaware Law Merit Based Scholarship (if awarded)
Less: Post 9/11 GI Bill*Mandatory cap for private institutions*
|Less: Delaware Law Yellow Ribbon Program Grant||$13,764.31|
|Less: VA Yellow Ribbon Program Match||$13,764.32|
|Remaining Student Obligation||-0-|
The Yellow Ribbon Program covers tuition and mandatory fees and does not include room and board or books and supplies, which are provided for separately under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Merit scholarships awarded at any time during enrollment offset the Yellow Ribbon amount awarded by Delaware Law.