YELLOW RIBBON PROGRAM

Golden Gate University is in the top 15% nationwide of colleges and universities who have committed to a large dollar grant to the Yellow Ribbon Program for our country's Veterans to start or complete their educational goals.

Students who qualify for benefits under the Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Programs listed below may use those benefits to with their educational expenses*.

  • Chapter 1606 Montgomery GI Bill: Selected Reserve
  • Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill: Active Duty
  • Chapter 31 Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Chapter 32 Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
  • Chapter 33 Post 9/11 Tuition/Fees & Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Chapter 35 Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance

*Students applying for VA benefits are strongly encouraged to review any possible changes to VA benefits at www.gibill.va.gov as benefits may change at any time without prior notice.

HOW IT WORKS

Yellow Ribbon Program
  • Students need to complete and submit a GGU VA Certification Request form along with their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) and DD214 to our office to initiate the certification process.
  • The Veteran's Administration provides each eligible Veteran, who has 100% of Chapter 33 benefits, $22.805.34 for the academic year 2017 - 2018 (fall, spring, and summer).
  • Once the $22.805.34 is exhausted, Golden Gate University (GGU) provides a grant of up to 50% of tuition costs (not to exceed $14,000 per trimester).
  • The Veterans Administration (VA) matches the other 50% of tuition costs.
  • An eligible Veteran may incur no tuition costs out of pocket.

EXAMPLE: 2017 - 2018

 
GRADUATE
(9 units / term)
UNDERGRADUATE
(12 units / term)
CHAPTER 33 ASSISTANCE
Fall Term: $9,220.00 $8,005.00
Spring Term: $9,220.00 $8,005.00
Summer Term: $4,365.34 $6,795.34
YELLOW RIBBON ASSISTANCE
(for summer term)
GGU Contribution: $2,399.77 $604.83
VA Contribution: $2,399.77 $604.83
If the Veteran attends summer, all tuition will be covered up to $28,000.
Satisfactory academic progress criteria apply both at the institution level and with the VA for benefits to continue.

GGU tuition discounts and/or scholarships/grants are applied towards a portion of tuition costs only and may not be on top of the Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon. Students may not receive GGU tuition discounts and/or GGU scholarships/grants on top of the 100% tuition coverage by the Post 9/11 and Yellow Ribbon benefits.

The Veterans Administration determines the Veterans eligibility and issues a Certificate of Eligibility which must be submitted to GGU by the Veteran.

TO DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GGU'S PARTICIPATION

  • Contact GGU's VA Certifying Officer at 415-442-7283 or va@ggu.edu

TO INITIATE THE CERTIFICATION OF YOUR GGU ENROLLMENT TO THE VA

  • Submit your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the V.A. Certifying Official. If using Voc Rehab/Ch 31, please submit your Form 1905.
    Email: va@ggu.edu
    Fax: (415) 442-7819
  • If you have lost your COE, you can send in a printout of your Summary of Benefits from your E-Benefits Account or vets.gov
  • Veterans must submit a copy of their DD-214.
    • Dependents must submit a copy of their confirmation of Transferred Educational Benefit (TEB) showing how many months the service members have transferred to the dependent.
  • Email GGU VA Certification Request to va@ggu.edu upon registration to authorize the use of your benefits for the current term.

LAW SCHOOL VETERANS LEGAL ADVOCACY CENTER

GGU Law's Veterans Legal Advocacy Center seeks to open the profession to more of our distinguished veterans and to both create and partner with others to offer programs that serve our students and support the legal needs of the broader veterans community.

Learn More about GGU Law School Veterans Legal Advocacy Center

GGU's academic programs of study are approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Board's State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, US Code.