Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

Northwestern Law is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) for JD programs. The following information applies for the 2014-15 academic year. Information regarding the 2015-16 academic year should be available sometime in April, 2016.

If a student is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, the Law School will award that student with a maximum amount up to $15,000 Yellow Ribbon Grant and this same amount of up to $15,000 will be matched by the VA not to exceed tuition and required fees. Please note that if you apply/applied for financial aid and were awarded a Law School scholarship, the Law School's matching Yellow Ribbon Grant for $15,000 will replace the Law School's previously awarded scholarship as long as the student remains Yellow Ribbon eligible. The maximum amount awarded is contingent upon the VA’s published private school cap published on the VA website and a student’s rate of pursuit (full vs part-time).

VA regulations state that students must exhaust their full Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit for the academic year ($20,235.02) before any Yellow Ribbon funding will be paid. The VA must provide their match in order for a student to be eligible for Yellow Ribbon funds through Northwestern University. Please note that active duty personnel are not eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program per VA regulation.


Students are responsible for completing any necessary steps as directed by the VA to ensure that Northwestern Law receives the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition payment and the VA’s portion of the Yellow Ribbon payment. Please refer to your Certificate of Eligibility or call 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551) to verify that you have completed all necessary steps with the VA.

For information regarding the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program), please refer to the following links on the Veterans Affairs (VA) website:

Post-9/11 GI Bill | Yellow Ribbon Program