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Yellow Ribbon Membership Offers Benefits for Veterans

Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been accepted into the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows United States colleges and universities to enter voluntarily into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.

“This program positions IUP in a national registry of Yellow Ribbon universities, further reflecting IUP’s commitment as a veteran-friendly campus,” William Srsic, a counselor in IUP’s Veterans Affairs office, said. “Our office is dedicated to serving student veterans and dependents of veterans, and including academic support, tutoring, housing assistance, financial aid, and general information.”

For more information, including eligibility criteria, go to the VA Web site’s Yellow Ribbon Program page.