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Pomona College Participating in Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, put into effect on August 1st, is a much expanded college program for veterans, providing college tuition and fees up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate in a given state. Part of the bill is the “Yellow Ribbon” matching program, which allows participating schools to help fund tuition expenses that go beyond the public college rate. Yellow Ribbon colleges can fund up to 50 percent of those expenses and the Veteran’s Administration will match that same amount.

Pomona College is proud to be a participant in this program, offering to contribute the full 50 percent for five qualified students each school year.

“Pomona College would welcome applications from returning veterans for whom a residential liberal arts college like ours would be a good match for their educational goals,” says Pomona College President David Oxtoby. “The experiences of such veterans would add a great deal to the conversations on campus and would strengthen our community in important ways, while the veterans would benefit from the hands-on learning and close interaction between students and faculty at our College.”

To be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, veterans must have served at least 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001; have been honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and have served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or be a dependent (spouse or child) eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Other educational programs, including the Montgomery GI Bill, are still in effect. To learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the Veteran’s Administration website and our own Yellow Ribbon section on our Financial Aid website.