Yellow Ribbon Program

Mount Holyoke participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  In addition to the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits ($19,198 for full-time students), Mount Holyoke will contribute 50% of the remaining tuition and fee expenses up to $10,000 in grant funds which will be matched by the Veteran’s Administration.  Full-time students will receive a total of $20,000 ($10,000 of MHC grant funds; $10,000 of VA benefits).

You may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorable discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001; 
  • You 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.

More information on the Yellow Ribbon program and veteran eligibility.

How to apply:

  • Complete and submit to the VA Form 22-1990 Application for Education Benefits (veterans) or 22-1990E (dependents) or apply online through VONAPP. You will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (which may take several weeks).
  • You must submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility to MHC’s Student Financial Services in 16 Skinner Hall or fax to 413-538-2512. 
  • Yellow Ribbon Program funds will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis determined by the date of receipt of all completed application requirements.