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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 September 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 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.

For current tuition rates, view PCOM's costs of attendance.

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 each 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:

PCOM

Philip Heywood
Associate Registrar for Academic Records
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 215-871-6703
Email: philiphe@pcom.edu

PCOM Georgia

Ajima Witter
Associate Registrar
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 678-225-7558
Email: ajimawi@pcom.edu

PCOM South Georgia

Tiffany M. Coker, MEd
Assistant Director, Student Services
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 229-668-3132
Email: tiffanyco1@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:

PCOM

Philip Heywood
Associate Registrar for Academic Records
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 215-871-6703
Email: philiphe@pcom.edu

PCOM Georgia

Ajima Witter
Associate Registrar
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 678-225-7558
Email: ajimawi@pcom.edu

PCOM South Georgia

Tiffany M. Coker, MEd
Assistant Director, Student Services
VA School Certifying Official
Phone: 229-668-3132
Email: tiffanyco1@pcom.edu

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