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.
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.
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.
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.
PCOM has a total of 20 Yellow Ribbon Program spots available for each academic year—10
for graduate students and 10 for doctoral students.
To apply, submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) indicating Yellow Ribbon eligibility to the School Certifying Official for your campus:
Deborah Castellano, Registrar
Kimura Leonard, MEd, Director of Financial Aid
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.
Awarded funds will be credited directly to your student account.