Yellow Ribbon Program

Post-9/11 GI Bill

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) provides veterans with additional funding for educational expenses that exceed thresholds established under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a proud participant in this program.

 

How does the Yellow Ribbon Program work?

Participating colleges enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to offer a veterans-only scholarship. This funding helps offset tuition and fees in excess of the amount payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Current tuition reimbursement rate tables for the Post-9/11 GI Bill are available on the VA website.

Who is eligible to participate?

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is available for veterans who served on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001 (or Post-9/11 GI Bill dependents under Transfer of Entitlement). Eligibility is based upon the number of aggregate days served. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for specifics regarding service requirements and available benefits.

What is covered?

PCOM will contribute $2,000 toward a graduate degree and $4,000 toward a doctoral degree each academic year.  This amount is to help fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap for private institutions under the Post-9/11 GI Bill ($21,970.46 for the 2016-2017 academic year).

For current PCOM and GA-PCOM tuition rates, visit the Cost of Attendance page.

As a qualified veteran participant in the program, you may also be eligible to receive a monthly housing allowance and a stipend for books and supplies. Visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website for additional details.

How many program spots are available?

PCOM has a total of 20 Yellow Ribbon Program spots available for the 2016-2017 academic year—10 for graduate students and 10 for doctoral students.

How do I apply?

To apply, submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) indicating Yellow Ribbon eligibility to the School Certifying Official for your campus:

Philadelphia Campus
Deborah Castellano, Registrar
Phone: 215-871-6704
Email: deborahca@pcom.edu

Georgia Campus
Kimura Leonard, MEd, Director of Financial Aid 
Phone: 678-225-7533
Email: kimurale@pcom.edu

Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Queue placement is based on the date you present your COE to the School Certifying Official.

PCOM begins accepting COEs in March for the upcoming academic year.

How do I receive my tuition and fee benefits?

Awarded funds will be credited directly to your student account.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about PCOM’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact:

Philadelphia Campus
Deborah Castellano, Registrar
Phone: 215-871-6704
Email: deborahca@pcom.edu

Georgia Campus
Kimura Leonard, MEd, Director of Financial Aid
Phone: 678-225-7533
Email: kimurale@pcom.edu