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.
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
Total charges $41,120
Post 9/11 GI benefit: $19,198.31
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