UNION INSTITUTE & UNIVERSITY WILL PARTICIPATE IN NEW PROGRAM FOR VETERANS
Eligible Veterans Could Attend UI&U Tuition-Free Through Yellow Ribbon Program
CINCINNATI – Union Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit, private university that provides higher education opportunities for busy adults, is proud to announce its participation in the federal government’s Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Yellow Ribbon Program. Beginning, August 1, the Walnut Hills-based university will provide generous tuition assistance for master’s and doctoral degree seeking learners that qualify for education assistance under the Yellow Ribbon Program of the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
As a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, UI&U will work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition costs above the highest in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The partnership will allow UI&U’s graduate programs’ tuition and fees to be matched by the federal government and will result in free tuition and fees for eligible veterans. It also allows for the benefit to be transferable to a spouse or dependant.
“We are very proud to be a part of this important effort and to have the opportunity to reward those who have dedicated their lives to serving others,” said Dr. Roger H. Sublett, President of UI&U. “Union strives to make higher education accessible to everyone, and in being a part of this great program, we are one step closer to making this happen.”
Veterans with active duty service after September 10, 2001 may be eligible for yellow ribbon benefits if:
They are entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements)
Serve a period of at least 90 aggregate days
Serve a period of at least 30 days and receive a disability discharge
Individuals are eligible while on active duty after serving a period of 90 days
Please note: UI&U can award Yellow Ribbon benefits to the first 10 eligible veterans who apply.
For more information contact Lew Rita Moore, Registrar, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-487-1105, visit the GI Bill Web site at http://www.gibill.va.gov/GI_BILL_Info/CH33/Yellow_ribbon.htm.