Christian Brothers University (CBU) can now offer qualified veterans full-tuition benefits under the U.S. Department of Veterans Yellow Ribbon Program.
In the state of Tennessee, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial aid equal to University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s tuition. With the added benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program, CBU and the Veteran’s Administration can enable a veteran to receive full-tuition. This provision of the new GI Bill gives veterans the opportunity to enroll at CBU to finish their degree or to begin a new step in their educational career with a new degree.
Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, veterans who have served three years active duty since the devastation of 9/11 will receive full benefits of the new GI Bill. Those veterans who have not served the full three years can still receive pro-rated benefits. The program begins this fall and in some cases, the benefits are transferable to spouses and dependants.
In keeping with the Lasallian tradition of service, CBU welcomes those serving our country to join the ranks of the long history of CBU graduates. “CBU is an ideal place for the Yellow Ribbon Program,” Dr. Evelyn McDonald, Vice President of Student Life, states. “Our campus is a peaceful oasis that offers a welcoming community where a student doesn’t get lost, physically, spiritually or intellectually! We are honored to be able to promote this extra benefit to the men and women who served our country”