Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced it will increase Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program funding for veterans enrolled in graduate programs, starting in the fall of 2018.
Students will now receive $15,000 per year from Georgetown McDonough, which is matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs, for a total of $30,000 annually toward tuition and fees in addition to the Post-9/11 tuition benefits.
This is up from $10,000 in previous years. Additionally, the school no longer caps the program’s enrollment, allowing an unlimited number of eligible students to benefit from the funding.
“By virtue of being in Washington, D.C., we share a home with many members of the military community seeking to transfer their valuable training and experiences into the business world,” said Paul Almeida, dean of the McDonough School of Business. “We are proud to increase our Yellow Ribbon funding for these service men and women. Easing their financial access to our programs is one way we can thank them for their service.”
Georgetown McDonough graduate programs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program include the Full-time and Evening MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Executive Master’s in Leadership, M.A. in International Business and Policy, and M.S. in Finance.
To qualify for the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs specifies that participants must be 100 percent eligible for Post-9/11 benefits, not be on active duty or receiving transferred benefits from a spouse on active duty, be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and accrue a total tuition and fees amount that is more than the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum for an academic year.
Follow the link to learn more about the Georgetown Yellow Ribbon Program and details on how to apply.