Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program supplements the base benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill® by allowing educational institutions to enter into dollar-for-dollar matching agreements with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Participation in this supplementary program is determined by Columbia's participating schools on a first-come, first-serve basis and is available only to students who meet the 100% entitlement according to their VA-issued Certificate of Eligibility.

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

17 of Columbia's schools and programs are participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an initiative authorized by the Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 (the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®) in which educational institutions provide eligible student veterans with a tuition waiver or grant matched by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This program supplements the base educational benefits provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®. 

The following Columbia schools and programs are participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program for the 2017-18 academic year.  All students in all degree and certificate programs in the following schools are eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, given they meet the maximum eligibility level of the Post-9/11 GI Bill ®.

 

2017 - 2018 Information by School/Program

Choose your school or program name below.

 

Arts

Maximum number of students: 5

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $5,000

Contact:

Kenny Wong

305 Dodge Hall

sfp@columbia.edu

212-854-7040

Business

Maximum number of students: Unlimited

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $10,000

Contact:

Noelle Cavacchioli

111 Uris Hall

finaid@gsb.columbia.edu

212-854-4057

Dental Medicine

Maximum number of students: 6

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $7,500

Contact:

Tony Glad/Ellen Spilker

650 West 168th St., Black Building, Rm. 139

cumc-sfp@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-4100

Engineering

Maximum number of students: 5

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $6,500

Contact:

Tiffany Simmon

530 Mudd

seasgradmit@columbia.edu

212-854-6438

General Studies

Maximum number of students: Unlimited

Degree level: Undergraduate

Maximum contribution amount: $9,000

Contact:

Tessie Scroggins

408A Lewisohn Hall

gsveterans@columbia.edu

212-854-5410

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Maximum number of students: 10

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $6,296

Contact:

Tom Tarduogno

109 Low Memorial Library

gsas-finaid@columbia.edu

212-854-3808

Human Nutrition

Maximum number of students: 6

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $4,116

Contact:

Tony Glad/Ellen Spilker

650 West 168th St., Black Building, Rm. 139

cumc-sfp@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-4100

International and Public Affairs

Maximum number of students: 36

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $8,000

Contact:

David Sheridan

514 West 113th St.

sipa_finaid@columbia.edu

212-854-6216

International and Public Affairs - Executive Master of Public Administration

Maximum number of students: 7

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $2,500

Contact:

David Sheridan

514 West 113th St.

sipa_finaid@columbia.edu

212-854-6216

Journalism

Maximum number of students: 5

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $4,038

Contact:

Tarin Almanzar

203 Pulitzer Hall

Scholarshipaid@jrn.columbia.edu

212-854-8608

Law

Maximum number of students: 20

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $20,000

Contact:

Yaa Dwamena

William and June Warren Hall, 5th Floor

Financial_Aid@law.columbia.edu

212-854-7730

Nursing

Maximum number of students: 5

Degree level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $6,000

Contact:

Gamaliel Vallejo

617 West 168th St.

sonfinaid@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-8147

Occupational Therapy

Maximum number of students: 6

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $3,000

Contact:

Tony Glad/Ellen Spilker

650 West 168th St., Black Building, Rm. 139

cumc-sfp@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-4100

Physical Therapy

Maximum number of students: 6

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $6,000

Contact:

Tony Glad/Ellen Spilker

650 West 168th St., Black Building, Rm. 139

cumc-sfp@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-4100

Physicians and Surgeons

Maximum number of students: 6

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $7,500

Contact:

Tony Glad/Ellen Spilker

650 West 168th St., Black Building, Rm. 139

cumc-sfp@cumc.columbia.edu

212-305-4100

Professional Studies

Maximum number of students: Unlimited

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $9,000

Contact:

Jonathan Molter

202 Kent Hall

sfp@columbia.edu

212-854-7040

Public Health

Maximum number of students: 3

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $10,000

Contact:

Eric Halperin

722 West 168th St., Ste. 1014

sphfinaid@columbia.edu

212-304-4113

Social Work

Maximum number of students: 15

Degree level: Graduate

Maximum contribution amount: $8,500

Contact:

Karma Lowe

1255 Amsterdam Ave., 5th Floor

swfinaid@columbia.edu

212-851-2364

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must qualify for the maximum level (100%) of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill ® according to your VA Certificate of Eligibility. To learn more about eligibility for these benefits, please visit the Yellow Ribbon website.

Each participating school manages its Yellow Ribbon Program application and process independently.  Please visit your school's website or contact your school's financial aid office for more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Regardless of whether you will be benefiting from the Yellow Ribbon Program, if you intend to receive VA benefits at Columbia, you must submit a Veterans Request for Certification form each term in which you'd like to receive VA benefits.

To Contact Us

Office of Military and Veterans Affairs
202 Kent Hall, Mail Code 9205
1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-3161
Fax: 212-854-2818
Email: veterans@columbia.edu