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RWU is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program and currently offers a total of 15 spots in the program at any one time; spots are not tied to an individual major, school or college of the institution. The institution is required to approve spots to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, and when all spots are being utilized, a spot will not be available until one of the students using a spot has graduated or left the institution.

In order to be approved for the program, applicants must:

  1. Already be officially accepted to RWU
  2. Submit the below Yellow Ribbon Program application
  3. Attach a copy of a valid Certificate Eligibility showing 100% eligibility for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

Applicants cannot be approved until ALL of these conditions have been met; at this time, we are unable to approve an applicant unless an accompanying Certificate of Eligibility in the student’s name has been submitted.

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Certificate Eligibility
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Please attach a valid and readable copy of your current Certificate of Eligibility, showing that you are 100% eligible for the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. Please note that the Certificate of Eligibility must be in the student’s name. We are not able to accept a Certificate of Eligibility that is in a parent or spouse’s name. If benefits have not yet been transferred to the student who will be enrolled at RWU, please contact the VA for instructions on how to transfer benefits to a dependent or spouse.

Statement of Understanding

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (“Yellow Ribbon Program”) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows the University to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses and fees that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The University can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the University.

I understand that the VA formally establishes eligibility for the Yellow Ribbon Program, and that this request for participation is contingent upon the VA’s approval for such benefits. I believe that I am eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits based on one of the following qualifications set forth by the VA:

  • I served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001 of at least 36 months; or
  • I was honorably discharged from active duty for a service-related disability and I served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; or
  • I am a dependent eligible for the Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

I affirm that I have been accepted and choose to enroll as a full-time undergraduate day student at the University, and I understand that I must apply to the VA for a Certificate of Eligibility to qualify for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. I understand that failure to submit a timely Certificate of Eligibility may result in my removal from the Yellow Ribbon Program participation list.

I acknowledge that Yellow Ribbon Program funds are distributed to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis, measured from the date this application is received by the office listed above. I understand that submitting this form does not guarantee funding for University courses through the Yellow Ribbon Program. I also understand that the University is not required to make Yellow  Ribbon Program contributions if I do not maintain satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance or comply with other University policies and requirements, or if the University does not renew the Yellow Ribbon Program agreement with the VA for the following academic year.

Certification

I have read and understand the provisions of the application for admission to Roger Williams University graduate programs. I certify that all the information given is complete and accurate and given here for the purpose of having Roger Williams University take action in reliance thereon. I understand that any false or misleading statement, or inaccurate or incomplete information, may be a basis for denial of admission, revocation of acceptance, denial of financial aid award or result in misconduct proceedings being instituted by Roger Williams University.

I also agree to notify Roger Williams University in writing of any changes of status as to any part of this application which may occur after the date of signature. All materials submitted to Roger Williams University by the applicant become the property of Roger Williams University and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.

I understand that Roger Williams University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and graduation, to change the program of study, to amend any regulation affecting the student body, to increase tuition and fees, and to dismiss from Roger Williams University any student at any time, if it is deemed by Roger Williams University to be in the best interest of Roger Williams University or to the student to do so. Nothing in this application packet or catalogue may be considered as setting forth terms of a contract between a student or prospective student and Roger Williams University.

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