Yellow Ribbon Program

La Roche University’s Yellow Ribbon Program

La Roche University is lending a hand to military veterans who are earning their degrees as part of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is open to veterans who have served three years of active duty to the United States Armed Forces and are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill’s full benefits. The bill, updated in June 2008, allows veterans and other qualified military personnel to obtain a benefit equal to the most expensive public campus tuition in a given state. The Yellow Ribbon Program then bridges the tuition gap between what the current veterans education benefits provides and what a private college’s fees are, should the veteran choose to go to a private college.

At La Roche, veterans will be reimbursed 100 percent of their tuition because the college and the government will equally share costs associated with obtaining their education.

“We’re honored to play a role in helping our veterans reach their education and career goals,” said Hope Schiffgens, executive director of enrollment at La Roche. “This is a time in our nation’s history when education and retraining is vitally important, especially to this group of men and women who have given so much to us.”

Veterans should first talk to their Veterans Administration representative about the Yellow Ribbon Program or may contact Denise Krah-Visonti, the La Roche University Veteran Certifying Official, at 412-536-1083.

Contact the Department of Veterans Affairs to answer personal and specific GI Bill entitlement questions at 1-888-GIBILL1.