The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP)

Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program in partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs to enhance financial access for military-connected students.  

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) is structured to take effect once an eligible participant has met the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum for an academic year. The VA’s academic year is deemed for classes starting on or in between August 1 and July 31. Once the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum has been met, the academic school will contribute YRP funding and is also matched by the VA up to the dollar amount specified by the academic program.

Academic schools that have a limit to the number of students who can participate in the program are accepted into the YRP on a first-come-first-serve basis. Any tuition remaining after the Post-9/11 tuition benefit and the YRP benefits have been met for the academic year is the student’s out of pocket expense and is responsible for paying per the Office of Billing and Payment Services policies.


The VA specifies that Yellow Ribbon Program participants must:

• Be 100% 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
• Accrue a total tuition and fees amount that is more than the Post-9/11 private tuition maximum for an academic year

The YRP is a year-to-year contract between the VA and Georgetown. Information about the 2019-2020 YRP agreement and how to participate can be found below. The 2020-2021 Yellow Ribbon Program agreement is expected to be finalized in late May/early June. Please check back later for more details.

Questions regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program can be directed to the respective School Certifying Official.

YRP Agreement Details: 2020-2021 Academic Year

An academic year are classes that start on or in between August 1 through July 31 and can include the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.

2020-2021 YRP Agreement

Academic SchoolPost-9/11 Tuition Max***GU YRP Tuition MaxVA YRP Tuition MaxMax # of Students
Main Campus Undergraduate*$25,162.14$5,000$5,000No Limit
SCS Undergraduate
& Graduate**
$25,162.14$20,678.93$20,678.93No Limit
Graduate School of
Arts & Sciences
$25,162.14$10,000$10,000No Limit
School of Foreign
Service Graduate
$25,162.14$15,000$15,000No Limit
Nursing & Health
Studies Graduate
$25,162.14$10,000$10,000No Limit
McCourt School of
Public Policy
$25,162.14$15,000$15,000No Limit
School of Business Graduate
$25,162.14$15,000$15,000No Limit
School of Medicine$25,162.14$10,000$10,0005
Law Center$25,162.14No LimitNo LimitNo Limit

*The Main Campus undergraduate programs include academic programs in the College, School of Foreign Service, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and the McDonough School of Business.
**The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) credit-bearing degree Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate programs.
***The Post-9/11 private tuition maximum at the 100% eligibility rating must be used first before YRP funding initiates.