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Veterans Information

The Yellow Ribbon Program at WC

Through Washington College’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, chances are you—or your spouse or dependents—can attend Washington College for free.

Here’s how:

The Post 9/11 GI Bill pays up to $19,198.31 per year to cover the cost of tuition and fees at WC. If you’re eligible for 100% of the Post 9/11 VA benefit, you’re also eligible for Yellow Ribbon benefits. Yellow Ribbon promises to pay 50% of the remaining balance for tuition and fees not covered by Post 9/11. That still leaves half of the remaining 50% balance for tuition and fees, but as a Yellow Ribbon school, Washington College promises to pay that remainder.  

So, between the Post 9/11 benefit, Yellow Ribbon, and WC, 100% of tuition and fees are covered.

What about room and board? Covered. The current Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is about $1,340 per month, more than enough to cover room and board at WC.

What about books and education supplies? Covered. The VA also provides eligible veterans up to $1,000 per year to help cover the costs of books and educational supplies.  

Here’s the 2013-14 breakdown:

WC Tuition: $40,384

Fees: $736

                                                    Total charges $41,120

Post 9/11 GI benefit: $19,198.31

Balance: $21,921.69

Yellow Ribbon: $10,960.84

Washington College Tuition Grant: $10,960.85

                                                    Total covered: $41,120

                                                    Balance for tuition and fees: $0

Room and board: $9,442

BAH (based on approximate ( $1,340/month for 8 months): $10,720