Posted on | August 12, 2011 | Comments Off
Mānoa’s Yellow Ribbon Program and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will grant 15 master’s degree students at Mānoa up to $5,000 per academic year, starting in the fall 2011 semester.
Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw approved Mānoa’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program Agreement, which is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. Effective Aug. 1, the Post-9/11-GI Bill will pay all tuition and fees for public in-state schools, or up to $17,500 per academic year for a private school. Because tuition and fees may exceed these amounts if someone is attending a public university such as Mānoa as a non-resident, the campus elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available without an additional charge to the GI Bill entitlement.
Eligibility will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Master’s candidates must be 100 percent eligible for the Post-9/11-GI Bill, enrolled in a master’s program at Mānoa, and maintain satisfactory standing, conduct and attendance in accordance with university standards.
“We are proud to partner with a program that provides tuition relief to such deserving veterans and services members,” says Vice Chancellor for Students Francisco Hernandez. “This is the beginning of what will be our best effort to provide enhanced services and show our support to those women and men who have served or continue to serve our country.”