The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover tuition and mandatory fee costs above those covered by the basic Post 9/11 GI Bill.  Syracuse University has entered into a Yellow Ribbon agreement with the VA so that uncovered costs above the basic amount are split “50/50” between SU and the VA, resulting in no tuition obligation for eligible individuals. Individuals in the 100% eligibility tier honorably discharged from active duty or a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement may qualify for Yellow Ribbon. Learn More about Syracuse University Admissions by clicking here.

2019-2020 Syracuse University Yellow Ribbon Participation (August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020)


Degree LevelCollege or Professional SchoolMaximum number of students per yearSU Maximum Contribution per student
UndergraduteAll SchoolsUnlimited$17,389
GraduateAll SchoolsUnlimited$14,495
GraduateSchool of ArchitectureUnlimited$7,065
GraduateCollege of Arts & SciencesUnlimited$13,510
GraduateSchool of EducationUnlimited$7,065
GraduateCollege of Engineering & Computer ScienceUnlimited$13,510
GraduateSchool of Information StudiesUnlimited$14,495
GraduateMartin J. Whitman School of ManagementUnlimited$13,510
GraduateMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public AffairsUnlimited$17,225
GraduateNewhouse School of Public CommunicationsUnlimited$17,225
GraduateDavid B. Falk College of Sport 7 human DynamicsUnlimited$13,510
GraduateCollege of Visual & Performing ArtsUnlimited$13,510
Juris Doctor College of LawUnlimited$15,670

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US Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program