Yellow Ribbon Program

Yellow Ribbon at SU

Seattle University currently participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This is a program that allows students who are eligible for 100% Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) benefits and not on active duty to gain additional funding for their tuition and fees. For the 2019-2020 academic year there are 120 spots for undergraduate students, 40 spots for graduate students and 10 spots reserved for students in either the Masters of Teaching, Leadership Executive MBA, or Doctoral of Nursing programs.

  • Undergraduate Students: Seattle University contributes $14,000 and is equally matched by the VA, allowing access up to an additional $28,000 in aid above the Ch. 33 yearly tuition and fee cap.
  • Graduate Students: Seattle University contributes $5,000 and is equally matched by the VA, allowing up to an additional $10,000 in aid above the Ch. 33 yearly tuition and fee cap.
  • Masters of Teaching (MIT), Leadership Executive MBA (LEMBA), or Doctoral of Nursing (DNP) Students: Seattle University contributes $10,000 and is equally matched by the VA, allowing up to an additional $20,000 in aid above the Ch. 33 yearly tuition and fee cap.

If you are eligible for Yellow Ribbon and are an institutional aid recipient, be aware you can only receive funding from one program at a time. You are only able to receive either Yellow Ribbon or institutional aid (ex. Merit scholarships, SU Grants) because Yellow Ribbon and institutional aid come from the same institutional source. We will always choose the option that is most financially beneficial for the student. For example, if you were to receive more in other institutional aid than Yellow Ribbon would offer we would award you institutional aid. In this case, you would remain on the Yellow Ribbon ‘waitlist’; in case the other option becomes more beneficial.

How Yellow Ribbon Works

The Yellow Ribbon lists are separately maintained on a first-come, first-served basis for undergraduate, graduate, and MIT/LEMBA/DNP students. Once all of the spots fill up, a waiting list is started and monitored each quarter. If you are on the waiting list and still interested/able to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits when a spot opens, you will be notified (via an updated award letter) with the changes to your financial aid. 

In order to get on the list we (the school certifying officials) need three things:

  • Confirmation that you have been admitted to Seattle U and that you have confirmed acceptance;
  • A copy of your Certificate of Eligibility; and
  • A copy of your DD-214 member-2 or 4 (if you are the Veteran).

Once all three parts are in place you will be able to start using Yellow Ribbon at Seattle University. You can send all materials and questions about this process to va@seattleu.edu.  

To have a better understanding about how your money will be applied, please see the outline of a sample bill below:

Tuition

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall Quarter 2019

Winter Quarter 2020

Spring Quarter 2020

Tuition (flat rate for 12 - 20 credits)

$15,255.00

$15,255.00

$15,255.00

Technology Fee (Full-time)

$175.00

$175.00

$175.00

Recreation Fee (Full-time)

$100.00

$100.00

$100.00

Matriculation Fee

$150.00

   

Total

$15,680.00

$15,680.00

$15,680.00

Additional fees may apply.

Financial Aid

 

Fall Quarter 2019

Winter Quarter 2020

Spring Quarter 2020

Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33 (cap $24,476 for 2019-2020)

$15,680.00

$8,796.79

$0.00

Federal Yellow Ribbon ($12,000)

$0.00

$3,366.61

$7,765.00

SU Yellow Ribbon ($12,000 matching)

$0.00

$3,366.60

$7,765.00

Balance Due

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

*Because tuition and fees (as shown above) are less than the full amount of the combined Ch. 33 Tuition and Fee Cap plus Yellow Ribbon this leaves students with $2,8,68.40 that could be used to help pay for lab fees or summer classes. Please see Student Financial Services (HILB 220) for more information. 

**You cannot receive both Institutional aid and Yellow Ribbon funds. You will receive the funding that is to your benefit.**

**Post 9/11 GI Bill pays up to the cap before any Yellow Ribbon funds apply.**


Housing

 

Fall Quarter 2019

Winter Quarter 2020

Spring Quarter 2020

Room (Campion double)

$2,577.00

$2,577.00

$2,577.00

Meal plan (4 required 1st & 2nd yr)

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Post 9/11 GI Bill Ch. 33 and Yellow Ribbon funds do not cover Room or Meal plan charges.