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Military veterans earning their degrees as part of the VA Yellow Ribbon Program get a hand from Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Yellow Ribbon program

Yellow Ribbon School

Sherman College of Chiropractic participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program. For more information, please contact the office of Financial Aid.

This program applies only to qualified Sherman students matriculating after August 1, 2011.

Established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution will wave a portion of the tuition costs in the form of a scholarship and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.

The Financial Aid Office looks forward to working with more of the nation’s post-9/11 veterans through this program. “The Yellow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans who give so much to our country,” says President Edwin Cordero, D.C. “We’re happy to participate in this program and proud to be able to help cover the cost of a college education for people who have served our country. I think it’s especially fitting at Sherman College, as service to others is a major component of our mission.”

Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding. They may be eligible if:

  • They served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
  • They were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • They are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

If the cost of tuition and fees exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition, additional funds may be available for their education program without an additional charge to their entitlement.

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Sherman College, contact the Financial Aid Office at 800-849-8771 x. 245

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Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Graduates in December 2014
United States Navy April 2006 – April 2011
(active duty 5 years) to present as Inactive Reserve Petty Officer 2nd class (AD2/E5) Military Police/Aviation Machinist Mate, Naval Airstation, Jacksonville

How has your military experience helped you as a student?

The discipline taught by the military translates to all aspects of life, including being a student.

How does Sherman help support veterans?

Sherman supports veterans by participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. This program helps to offset some of the costs that are not covered by the GI Bill.

What are your future plans?
I am still undecided at this point, but I am interested in the residency program that the VA has proposed, as this will help gain experience in the field.


Military Friendly School

Military Friendly School

Sherman College Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools® Designation

Victory Media has named Sherman College of Chiropractic to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list, a designation given to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. Victory Media is the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

A U.S. Navy veteran, Sherman College President Dr. Edwin Cordero said the Military Friendly Schools® designation has special meaning to him. “Sherman College has a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our military service members who give so much to our country,” Dr. Cordero said. “We are eager to reach more military members and share with them a health care career that embraces their commitment to serving others. I think it is especially fitting, since Sherman College of Chiropractic holds service to others as a major component of its mission.”

Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran explained the significance of the designation. “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Sherman College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” he said. “The need for education is growing, and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website ( feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their needs and preferences. The 1,868 educational institutions on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have outstanding programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

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