USF offering financial aid for veterans

Area veterans can take advantage of 110 new tuition awards at the University of Saint Francis through the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program beginning this fall.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which allows U.S. higher education institutions to partner with the Veteran's Administration (VA) to fund veteran tuition expenses that exceed VA tuition caps. Through Yellow Ribbon, USF splits the overage with the VA to provide veterans with full tuition coverage.

One hundred undergraduate awards will be available, in addition to 10 graduate awards in USF School of Creative Arts, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Professional Studies degrees per academic year.

Veterans who receive awards through the Yellow Ribbon Program must maintain minimum 2.0 grade point averages on a 4.0 scale to renew the award the following year. Apply for tuition awards through the Yellow Ribbon Program.