Yellow Ribbon Funds

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In order to receive Yellow Ribbon Funds, student(s) must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Student must be 100% eligible for Chapter 33: Post 911 benefits
  • Student must be charged out-of-state tuition because they do not meet the criteria for in-state residency or out-of-state waivers (including military and recently separated from military waivers). 
  • UNC Pembroke is designated as the HOME Institution; therefore, you are not a Transient Student.


Yellow Ribbon Funds are available five (5) undergraduate students per year. The maximum Yellow Ribbon funding per student, per year is $1,000. Once the annual funds are exhausted, no more funds will be available until the next academic year. The student is responsible for the charges that are not paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Yellow Ribbon Funds are distributed on a first-come, first serve basis. It is based on the order in which students submit all required documents, request yellow ribbon funds, and register for classes. Changes to enrollment, charges or status can affect the amount of Yellow Ribbon Funds distributed on their behalf. Students that have received Yellow Ribbon Funds for two (2) or more semesters are moved to the bottom of the list and will only be able to receive more yellow ribbon funds if they are still available.

Yellow Ribbon is in conjunction with Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill® VA Educational Benefit.