Georgetown University will expand its benefits in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP), which funds portions of military-connected students’ tuition and fees not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
This will increase Georgetown’s undergraduate YRP benefits from $8,000 to $20,000 for several schools: the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences; Walsh School of Foreign Service; School of Nursing; School of Health; and the McDonough School of Business.
The program will kick in once an eligible participant has met the Post-9/11 GI Bill private tuition maximum of $26,381 for an academic year. Then, their Georgetown school will contribute YRP funding up to the dollar amount specified by its YRP agreement. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will then match the school’s YRP contributions. For those eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and YRP, the scholarship will fund annual full-time tuition for all of Georgetown’s undergrad programs.
“Our commitment to the military community dates back to the founder of the Jesuit order, St. Ignatius of Loyola, who was a student veteran before the term existed,” said Wesley Wilson, director of the Georgetown’s Military and Veterans’ Resource Center. “I am proud that Georgetown will be more financially accessible to those who have served, and I know Georgetown will benefit immensely from having more military-connected students as members of our campus community.”
“I come from a low-income family so the YRP was a major component in my path of becoming a first-generation Latino college graduate from a private university,” said Oswaldo Pazmino (C’22), a first-generation student who had served in the U.S Marine Corps. “I was able to attend with zero out-of-pocket cost which allowed me to graduate debt-free. This is an example of how veteran-friendly Georgetown University is and will continue to be.”
All military-connected students eligible for YRP may participate.
This marks Georgetown’s largest undergraduate YRP increase to date. And the university had already increased YRP funding back in July as well.