Veteran Services

Yellow Ribbon Program

Benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post-9/11 GI Bill now pays all in-state tuition and fees. The Yellow Ribbon Program could be utilized for out-of state tuition and fees at public IHLs. If you are enrolled at a Yellow Ribbon participating institution with NEBHE or out –of-state tuition and fees, additional funds may be available for your education program without an additional charge to your entitlement.

Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.

Eligibility

Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.; Therefore, you may be eligible if:

    • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
    • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
    • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

University of Maine School of Law will contribute:

up to $2,000 dollars for each  student who applies and qualifies for the program. A maximum of 5 students will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. You must  maintain good academic standing.  Once you have been approved for the program, you will receive the award for the three consecutive years you attend the Law School.

To apply, eligible veterans should download and complete the application available at Yellow Ribbon Program Application

Postage Mail:
University of Maine School of Law
Brenda Berry, Registrar
246 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04012

In Person:
Brenda Berry
Registrar's Office, 124 Law Building