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June 2009

Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic

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Military veterans earning their degrees as part of the Yellow Ribbon Program will get a hand from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic, beginning with the fall quarter of 2009.

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.

Qualifying students will receive a $2,000 Yellow Ribbon Scholarship per quarter, $1,000 of which is funded by Sherman and $1,000 of which is matched from the Veterans Administration. The scholarship reduces tuition for post-9/11 veterans by nearly a third. This program applies to qualified Sherman students matriculating after September 29, 2009, only.

Director of Financial Aid Kathy Wilson looks forward to working with more of the nation’s post-9/11 veterans through this program. "The Yelllow Ribbon Program offers a tremendous opportunity to serve and honor our veterans who give so much to our country," she says. "We’re eager to get this program started 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 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 Kathy Wilson at 800-849-8771, ext 231. A list of all schools which have been approved for the yellow ribbon benefit will be listed by June 22nd.

For more information see http://www.veteransbenefitsgibill.com/2009/06/01/five-facts-about-the-yellow-ribbon-program/

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