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.

2020-2021 Syracuse University Yellow Ribbon Participation (August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021)


Degree LevelCollege or Professional SchoolMaximum number of students per yearSU Maximum Contribution per student
UndergraduteAll SchoolsUnlimitedUnlimited
Graduate (University College)All SchoolsUnlimited$15,500
GraduateSchool of ArchitectureUnlimited$7,065
GraduateCollege of Arts & SciencesUnlimited$13,750
GraduateSchool of EducationUnlimited$15,000
GraduateCollege of Engineering & Computer ScienceUnlimited$15,000
GraduateSchool of Information StudiesUnlimited$15,500
GraduateMartin J. Whitman School of ManagementUnlimitedUnlimited
GraduateMaxwell School of Citizenship and Public AffairsUnlimitedUnlimited
GraduateNewhouse School of Public CommunicationsUnlimited$19,500
GraduateDavid B. Falk College of Sport & human DynamicsUnlimitedUnlimited
GraduateCollege of Visual & Performing ArtsUnlimited$8,000
Juris Doctor College of LawUnlimited$25,825

US Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program