Northeastern's Yellow Ribbon Program
"Northeastern is the best bet for veterans in the Boston area. I would have been in debt if I had gone to any other Yellow Ribbon school, but I don't have any debt at Northeastern.”– Michael Trudeau, served in the Navy from 2004 to 2009 on the USS Columbus submarine.
If you find that your tuition costs exceed your maximum GI Bill benefits, you can apply to Northeastern's Yellow Ribbon Program to help cover additional expenses.
Where does the money come from?
Northeastern and the Department of Veterans Affairs split the cost 50/50.
Will it cover my full expenses?
The benefit may not make up the full difference for all students. You should consult with Student Financial Services to apply and determine the amount of your Yellow Ribbon benefit.
Who is eligible?
Students who have qualified for the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and have at least one full semester of eligibility left. Veterans from any state are eligible to attend Northeastern and receive Yellow Ribbon funding. Learn more about eligibility .
How do I apply?
If you're applying for the first time, submit a Yellow Ribbon Application and your Certificate of Eligibility, which is provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Student Financial Services office. Learn more here.
What's Northeastern's Yellow Ribbon record?
- We've committed $2 million to fund 252 veterans to attend the university each year at little or no cost.
- We've made the most generous commitment to the Yellow Ribbon Program out of any school in Massachusetts.
- We also offer a parking pass on the Boston campus, and an additional book stipend for veterans who participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
For further information, please contact the Veterans Department at the Student Financial Services office.