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Chapter 33: Post 911 GI Bill® & Yellow Ribbon Funds

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision of the Chapter 33: Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows institutions of higher learning in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceeds the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. 

At Clayton State University, the only eligible students that exceeds the tuition rate are the students that are charged out-of-state tuition and fee charges.  The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the intuition.  The Yellow Ribbon Funds at Clayton State University are generously donated by the Clayton State University’s Alumni Association; therefore, once the total amount donated is exhausted, no more funds will be available until more funds are donated.    

Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for eligible students until exhausted. 


  • Student must be able to submit proof that he/she/they are 100% eligible for Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI BILL® benefits.
  • Student must be charged out-of-state tuition rates because he/she does not meet the criteria for in-state residency or out-of-state waivers (including military and recently separated from military waivers). Please seek guidance from Admissions or Veterans Resource Center for further information on in-state tuition petition and out-of-state waivers.
  • Clayton State University is determined the HOME Institution; therefore, you are not a Transient Student at Clayton State University.

Yellow Ribbon funds are used in conjunction with Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits.  In addition to following the process for Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits, the student must also do the following:

Yellow Ribbon Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is based on the order that students that have submitted all required documents, requested yellow ribbon funds, and registered for classes. Changes to enrollment, charges or status can affect the amount of Yellow Ribbon Funds distributed on his/her behalf. Students that have received Yellow Ribbon Funds for 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 at the end of the current semester.

  • In addition to the benefits included with Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI BILL® benefits, The Yellow Ribbon Program may pay towards out-of-state charges. The student is responsible for the charges that are not covered.