Undergraduate Financial Aid

Veteran Benefit Support

Brown continues its commitment to veterans by collaborating with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in support of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

Brown's Undergraduate Student Veteran Initiatives for 2021-22

  • Brown will consider all prospective, undergraduate student veterans on a need-blind basis, eliminating any consideration of an applicant’s ability to pay from the admission decision.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program awards will increase to cover 100% of mandatory tuition and fees for eligible, undergraduate student veterans and dependents of eligible veterans.
  • Brown will replace all student and family contributions previously expected from undergraduate student veterans and/or their spouses who earn income with scholarship, covering the student’s the Cost of Attendance fully for each academic year. This initiative will not apply to dependents of veterans.

Post-911 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program

Because of our strong commitment to veterans, Brown collaborates with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in support of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program. The undergraduate student veteran need not be a recipient of need-based aid to receive either benefit.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about VA education benefits is available at the VA website.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

  • Up to $26,042 annually towards the cost of a private institution's tuition and fees
  • A monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to an E-5 with dependents, in the same zip code as the school
  • Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year

To determine if you are eligible for this program, visit the Office of Military-Affiliated Students website or contact the VA.

Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a subset of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Brown undergraduate students who receive Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits may also be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

  • Brown will continue to support an unlimited number of eligible undergraduate Yellow Ribbon recipients for the academic year 2021-22. This support applies to eligible veterans or dependents of eligible veterans.
  • Mandatory tuition and fees will be covered 100% by a combination of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits, Brown’s Yellow Ribbon scholarship and matching funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Funding maximums will vary if a student is enrolled less than full-time.
  • Undergraduate student veterans are required to submit their Certificate of Eligibility directly to the Office of Financial Aid.

To determine if you are eligible for this program, visit the Office of Military-Affiliated Students website or contact the VA.

The Process

  1. Students must be an admitted or currently-enrolled, undergraduate student in a degree program.
  2. Students must apply for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  3. Students must forward a Certificate of Eligibility or the Transfer of Entitlement from the VA to the Office of Financial Aid.

Additional Information

  • All VA educational benefits, including allowances for room and board, books, tuition, and Yellow Ribbon funding, will be coordinated with other University and federal financial aid funds as part of the total financial aid package.
  • Certification of enrollment with the VA will be completed through the Registrar's Office.

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