Office of Student Financial Services

Post 9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program

The Brandeis University Undergraduate Arts and Sciences participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). This award is a supplement to Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits and signifies the University's commitment to support veterans who are pursuing higher education. Learn more about the program from the Veteran's Administration.

Brandeis has pledged to provide a minimum of five undergraduate scholarships per academic year. 

Students who qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program may receive GI Bill and YR benefits up to the cost of tuition and mandatory fees, including health insurance.  These benefits cannot be used for housing, meals, travel, etc.  Eligible students receive up to the maximum GI Bill annual limit first; any remaining tuition and fee charges are split evenly between VA and Brandeis Yellow Ribbon funds. 

The YRP scholarship (including the VA match), combined with Brandeis grants and scholarships, federal aid and other estimated financial assistance, cannot exceed the cost of attendance and Brandeis gift aid may be adjusted. YRP recipients must remain in good academic standing while receiving the award. Recipients will be eligible to receive the award in subsequent years, provided that Brandeis remains a participant in the YRP.

Application Process

Current students or prospective students are eligible to apply. The application requires submission of a copy of your certificate of eligibility from the VA to your financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Services.

 Please direct any questions regarding eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program directly to the Veterans Administration.


Brandeis University's billing policy is compliant with the requirements of 38 USC 3679(e). Any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits will be permitted to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, and ending on the earlier of the following dates:
  1. The date on which payment from VA is made to the institution.
  2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

For students under chapter 33, a certificate of eligibility can also include a "Statement of Benefits" obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) website - eBenefits. For students under chapter 31, a VAF 28-1905 form serves as an authorization of benefits.

Brandeis University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, because of the individual's inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under chapter 31 or 33.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at