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Is It True Non-Resident Students Are Not Covered By the Yellow Ribbon Program Anymore?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: I received a letter stating I was approved, but when I showed it to the Florida State College Representative, he told me 3 days later that out-of-state students are not covered at all anymore. Is this also true with Yellow Ribbon Schools?

A: No it is not true with Yellow Ribbon Schools. What he told you does not make any sense at all whether your school is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program or not.

Your Certificate of Eligibility has nothing to do with you being a resident or out-of-state student. It only shows how many months of GI Bill eligibility you have, under which GI Bill and your delimiting date (the date when your education benefits expires). . . that’s it.

Because you are a non-resident student, and because Florida State University is a Yellow Ribbon school for the 2012/2013 academic year, the difference in tuition between what a resident student pays and what you pay is covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program. And the VA pays an equal amount.

For instance, if the remaining amount of tuition was $2,000 and Florida State had agreed to pay 35% in their Yellow Ribbon Agreement, then they would pay $700.00 and the VA would pay $700.00. The remaining $600 would be your responsibility. If their percentage was at 50%, you would have nothing left to pay.

I think either your school rep did not understand your question or you mis-understood his answer, because Florida State is a Yellow Ribbon School and you should be covered under their Yellow Ribbon Program.

The only way you would not is if they have a non-resident exclusion in their Yellow Ribbon Agreement. But I don’t think the VA would have approved their agreement if they had that exclusion in it.

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