Veterans: The Yellow Ribbon Program Benefits

Maryville College welcomes veterans who wish to attend Maryville College as full-time students, and who are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) determines the amount of each individual veteran's benefits.  Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, the VA and Maryville College will cover 100% of the cost of veterans' tuition and fees.  For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program at Maryville College, please contact our Admissions Office at 800-597-2687 or look for our upcoming Veterans' Benefits site.

We also welcome all other veterans who would like to begin or continue their college education. The College will accept courses from the Community College of the Air Force and will evaluate other military coursework using the American Council on Education Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Up to 12 hours credit may be granted for military coursework comparable to Maryville College course offerings. 

To apply for admission, potential students should submit the following:

  • Complete our Application for Admission. Apply online as a First-Year student or a Transfer student, or download and mail your application.
  • Have your official high school and/or college transcripts sent to Maryville College.
  • Submit a copy of your Form DD214, a copy of your Veterans Application for Benefits (VONAPP), a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility, and any military transcripts.
  • Once the student is registered for classes and has received a financial aid award notification, enrollment will be certified to the VA by the Registrar.
VA Student Responsibilities:

  • Accurately and completely fill out the VA application and submit to the VA Regional Processing Office while maintaining a copy for your records.
  • Notify the VA and your School Certifying Official (the Registrar) of any changes in address, phone number, direct deposit or Active Duty/Selected Reserve Status.
  • Carefully read all letters from the VA about the monthly rates and effective dates of your benefits. If you think the amount of payment is wrong, contact the VA before using any funds from your payment.
  • Carefully read all letters from the VA requesting information and respond quickly with requested information.
  • Supply your SCO with a copy of the VA letters.
  • Once your classes have been processed by the VA, verify your attendance monthly with the VA.
  • Notify your SCO if you make changes in your enrollment (number of hours, courses or program). Also notify your SCO if you make a grade that does not count toward your graduation or if you receive an "F" due to attendance.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33:

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill also offers some service members the opportunity to transfer their GI Bill to dependents.

Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs, you should take all required VA documentation to the College's SCO (the Registrar) for the school to certify your enrollment to the VA.

For more information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33, visit the GI Bill Web Site

Yellow Ribbon Program:

Maryville College is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level. This means that eligible veterans and/or their qualifying dependents will receive free tuition and fees. Only students entitled to the 100% benefit rate of the Post 9/11 GI Bill may receive funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program. You may be eligible if:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • You were honorably 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.

Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, the VA and Maryville College will cover 100% of the cost of your tuition and fees. Students living on campus may make arrangements to apply their VA monthly living stipends to their room and board costs.

To apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must complete and submit your application for the Post 9/11 GI Bill to the Department of Veterans Affairs online. Your Certificate of Eligibility will advise you if your service meets the requirements for the Yellow Ribbon Program. You should take your Certificate of Eligibility and other required VA documents to the Maryville College Registrar’s Office and ask Maryville College to certify your enrollment to the VA.

Contact Information:

  • For more information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33, visit the GI Bill Web Site.
  • For more information on the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit the GI Bill Web Site.
  • Use http://www.gibill.va.gov to find answers to your general questions regarding VA Benefits.  
  • Use 1-888-442-4551 for questions regarding your specific education claim.
  • VA Regional Processing Office, P.O. Box 66830, St. Louis MO 63166-6830
  • Maryville College SCO, Registrar’s Office, Fayerweather 148, 502 E. Lamar Parkway, Maryville, TN  37804