The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

A provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) allows institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses and fees that exceed the annual cap established by Congress.

We’re proud to say that, as your partner in pursuing your educational and career goals, University of Phoenix has entered into an agreement with the VA to contribute up to 50% of those expenses with the VA providing a matching contribution.

The Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Yellow Ribbon Program is part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits. These benefits provide education benefits for service members who have served at least 36 months on Active Duty after Sept 10th, 2001.

With the Post-9/11 GI Bill, any additional tuition and fees for eligible veterans, above the VA’s annual cap, can be covered by matching contributions from the school and the VA.

Reach out to your University of Phoenix Finance Advisor for more information regarding the available benefits and eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

GI Bill is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at

More military financial options


Student resources

Phoenix Career Services
Find companies hiring our students, get resume tips and more.

Student Services
Access technical support, academic help and more.

Life Resource Center
Discover tools to help you balance life, the military and education.

Helpful links for financing your education

Military tuition rates
Learn about special tuition rates.

Financial options
Explore different billing and payment plans.

Locate scholarships available for all prospective and current students.

Payment Options
Learn about military tuition rates, the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other ways to pay for school.