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Yellow Ribbon Program


Undergraduate and Graduate students who are eligible for 100% funding from Chapter 33 benefits will receive a base tuition allowance https://financialaid.tcu.edu/veterans/ per year from the VA . With Yellow Ribbon funding for undergraduate students, TCU will provide a grant for 50% of the remaining tuition and fee charges, and that amount will be matched by the VA.  TCU’s graduate programs have different limits for the number of students that will be supported and may have a different amount of Yellow Ribbon that will be contributed depending on the graduate school/college/program. 
Participation in the Yellow Ribbon program is optional and available on a first come, first serve basis to a limited number of eligible students:

  • Undergraduates – Unlimited
  • Graduates – varies depending on program of study

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program:

  • You must be approved by the VA to receive Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits at the 100% level. If your eligibility percentage is below 100%, you are NOT eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • In order to apply you must have at least nine months of benefits. You must have entitlement left. (You will continue to use entitlement under the Post 9/11 GI Bill while participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.)
  • You must provide the VA Certifying Official with the proper documentation needed to receive VA benefits under Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill while at Texas Christian University.
  • You must not be active duty or an active duty spouse.
  • You must be and remain in good academic standing with Texas Christian University. Texas Christian University is not required to continue making Yellow Ribbon contributions if a student is not making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • You can be receiving benefits under the John Fry Scholarship.