Yellow Ribbon FAQ

  • Yellow Ribbon at SU:

    Seattle University currently participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This is a program that allows students who are at 100% Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) and  not on active duty, benefits to gain additional funding for their tuition and fees. For the 2014-2015 academic year there are 80 spots for undergraduate and 30 spots for graduate students to have access to these funds. 

    Currently, Seattle University contributes $8,000 and is equally matched by the VA to allow Undergraduate students to receive a total of $16,000 in additional aid. Seattle University contributes $8,000 and is equally matched by the VA to allow Graduate students to receive $8,000 in additional aid.  

    If you are eligible and receive institutional aid, you are only able to receive Yellow Ribbon or institutional aid (ex. Merit scholarships). We will always choose the option that best for the student, so if you were to receive more in other institutional aid than Yellow Ribbon that is what will be awarded to you.

    How Yellow Ribbon Works:

    The Yellow Ribbon list is a first come, first served basis for both undergraduate and graduate students. Once a list fills up, a waiting list is started and monitored each quarter. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified once a spot opens up and if you are still interested/able to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits.

    In order to get on the list we need three things: 1) you are a confirmed student with Seattle University. This means you have been accepted and you have then confirmed that acceptance; 2) your Certificate of Eligibility and 3) your DD-214 (if you are the Veteran).

    Once all three parts are in place you will be good to go to start using Yellow Ribbon at Seattle University.  

    To have a better understanding about how your money will be applied, please see the outline of a sample bill below based off of the 2014-2015 tuition and fees:


     2014-2015 Academic Year Fall Quarter 2014 Winter Quarter 2015 Spring Quarter 2015
    Tuition (flat rate for 12 - 20 credits) $12,495.00 $12,495.00 $12,495.00
    Technology Fee (Full-time) $140.00 $140.00 $140.00
    Recreation Fee (Full-time) $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
    Total Charges $12,735.00 $12,735.00 $12,735.00
    **Additional fees may apply.**
    Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 (cap $20,235.02) $12,735.00 $7,500.02 $0.00
    SU Yellow Ribbon ($8,000) $0.00 $2,617.49 $5,382.51
    Federal Yellow Ribbon ($8,000 matching) $0.00 $2,617.49 $5,382.51
    **Post 9/11 GI Bill pays up to the cap before any Yellow Ribbon funds apply.**
    Subtotal $0.00 $0.00 $1,969.98
    **You cannot receive both Institutional aid and Yellow Ribbon funds. 
    You will receive the funding that is to your benefit.**
    Room (double room estimate) $2,240.00 $2,240.00 $2,240.00
    Meal plan (Preferred plan) $1,370.00 $1,370.00 $1,370.00
    **Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 and Yellow Ribbon funds do not cover Room or Meal plan charges.**