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About the Yellow Ribbon Program

At this time there are only two programs on the UT campus who have an agreement with VA to accept Yellow Ribbon funding.

  • The Haslam College of Business’s Professional Masters programs.
  • The College of Social Work graduate program (MSSW).

No other graduate or undergraduate programs are set up for Yellow Ribbon funding at this time. Please see more information regarding Yellow Ribbon funding below.

Please note that VA only pays in-state tuition. The Yellow Ribbon program is used to fund the out-of-state portion. Generally, under the Post 911 GI Bill®, VA will cover the following:

  • Maintenance Fee
  • Programs & Services Fee
  • Health Fee
  • Library Technology Fee
  • Transportation Fee
  • Facility Fee (In-state portion)
  • Program Fee (In-state portion)

Yellow Ribbon Program:
Post-9/11 GI Bill® Policy and Procedures

How do I apply for yellow ribbon at UT Knoxville?

Please fill the yellow ribbon application and submit your application, DD214, and VA letter of eligibility to the Veterans Resource Center. Applications are stamped by date and time and awarded on a first come first serve basis.

How am I notified if I will be a yellow ribbon recipient?

Once all your documents have been received and verified by a VRC coordinator you will receive an email stating you will be receiving yellow ribbon funding.

How much is the yellow ribbon funding and how is it awarded?

The Haslam College of Business will make contributions to a maximum of fifteen (15) individual students during the academic year, for a maximum amount per student of $15,000 per academic year. These awards will be granted to eligible students on a first-come-first-served basis. The funds are awarded per semester.

UT College of Social Work will make contributions to (1) individual student during the academic year, for a maximum amount per student of $3,000 per academic year. These awards will be granted to eligible students on a first-come-first-served basis. The funds are awarded per semester.

Do I need to re-apply each semester?

No, as long as you maintain continuous enrollment your award will continue until you reach the maximum allowed amount. If you do not receive the YR award for a term because you do not register for courses, are academically dismissed or cannot register due to a student conduct violation or other registration hold, your YR  spot may go to the next eligible student on the waiting list and you will have to reapply for YR in future terms.

Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be an admitted, Haslam College of Business graduate student, or College of Social Work graduate student in good standing, enrolled in credit bearing courses at UT.

  • You cannot be in academic dismissal status or have a student conduct registration restriction.

  • You must have a Post-9/11 education benefits (Chapter 33) Certificate of Eligibility, showing Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility.

  • You must be a Chapter 33 post 9/11 recipient at 100% entitlement and not on active duty.

Initial Application

Submit the following documents to Veteran Student Services, The University of Tennessee.

Forms may be emailed to utkva@utk.edu, or mailed, faxed, or hand-delivered to:

Veterans Resource Center

G020 Hodges Library (Ground Floor)

1015 Volunteer Blvd
Knoxville TN 37996-0200

Phone 865-974-5420
Fax: 865-974-8517

 

If you have further questions about utilizing your education benefits or the Yellow RIbbon program and VA eligibility, please contact the Veterans Resource Center.

If you have questions about the Haslam College of Business’s graduate programs  please contact The Center for Executive Education at 865-974-5001 or execed@utk.edu.

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