Welcome to Teachers CollegeFor more than 120 years, Teachers College has educated nearly 100,000 people from around the world. With a tradition of innovation and insight, Teachers College embraces three fields of study: education, psychology, and health. But Teachers College is more than a school for teachers. Students prepare for careers in all aspects of understanding, managing, and enhancing human potential and performance.
Teachers College - A Yellow Ribbon School
Teachers College has been approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. In fact, all of the graduate and professional schools of Columbia University as well as the Undergraduate School of General Studies are proud participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Yellow Ribbon Program’s mission to promote educational access and equity closely parallels the Teachers College founding vision of bringing educational opportunities to all members of society. Supporting the academic goals of veterans by helping them accomplish their educational aspirations throughout the fields of education, psychology, and health is a welcomed and invaluable opportunity for Teachers College.
What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?
The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill, and is a direct tuition assistance program. Approved by Congress during 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program was created to provide a significant expansion of available financial aid for post-9/11 veterans.
Who is eligible?
- Veterans who served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, for at least 36 months.
- Veterans who were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability, and served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001
Families of US Veterans
Based upon service requirements, veterans entitled to the maximum Yellow Ribbon Program rate may be able to transfer their benefits to their family members (i.e., spouse, children, dependents).