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Please complete and return a Veterans Benefits Enrollment Certification Form to the Registrar's Office each term you wish to certify your enrollment with the VA. The Registrar's Office will start certifying enrollments the day after the add/drop period closes in a given term. There is no deadline to submit the form, though it is recommended to submit early in the term to ensure the VA submits payment in a timely manner. The form can be submitted in-person to the Registrar's Office (324 Thorndike Hall), by fax to (212) 678-3005, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-9/11 - Chapter 33 GI Bill Benefits
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
- Active duty service members are nt eligible for Yellow Ribbon
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).