UCLA Law School participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the U.S. to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund eligible veterans' tuition expenses that exceed the in-state tuition and fees at public institutions. Details and eligibility guidelines for Post-9/11 benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program, can be found at www.gibill.va.gov under Education Benefits.  Alternatively, you may inquire with the VA at 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551).

How Yellow Ribbon Works at UCLA School of Law:

  • The Post 9/11 GI Bill will pay 100% of in-state tuition and fees for eligible individuals attending a public institution.  This payment will be sent directly to the school.
  • Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, UCLA School of Law will cover 50% of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition and fees, with the other 50% to be matched by the VA. 
  • UCLA School of Law has established a limit of ten veterans to receive this benefit for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Federal law states that Yellow Ribbon awards must be made on a first-come, first served basis.
  • In order to apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits at UCLA School of Law, an applicant must be 1.) Admitted to the UCLA School of Law, 2.) have 100% of the benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program,  and 3.) a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) must be submitted to the Law School Financial Aid Office.   An applicant must first be admitted to the Law School before submitting their COE.
  • Admitted applicants will be placed in the queue based on the date their COE is received by the Law School Financial Aid Office (phone calls or email inquiries will not hold a place in the queue).
  • UCLA must reapply every year to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • A student who receives a Yellow Ribbon grant from UCLA School of Law will continue to receive it as long as the following conditions exist:
    o The student must reapply each year with the Law School Financial Aid Office by submitting the COE letter;
    o The student remains continuously enrolled in the program for which he/she initially received the benefit;
    o The student complies with all VA and UCLA School of Law required deadlines and procedures.

***Students in joint-degree programs must consult with both programs regarding
Yellow Ribbon participation***

You may mail, hand deliver, fax, or email your Certificate of Eligibility to the Law School Financial Aid Office.  Please deliver to:

UCLA School of Law
1214 Law Building
Box 951476
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476
Tel: (310) 825-2260
Fax:  (310) 794-5827
email:  finaid@law.ucla.edu