Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

Northwestern Law participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program for JD programs. The following information applies for the 2015-16 academic year. Information regarding the 2016-17 academic year should be available in April 2016.

If a student is eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Law School will award that student a Yellow Ribbon Grant of up to half of the remaining tuition and required fees after the standard Post 9-11 GI Bill payment, and the VA will match this same amount, not to exceed tuition and required fees. Please note that if you apply for financial aid and are awarded a Law School scholarship, the Law School Yellow Ribbon Grant may replace the Law School scholarship as long as you remain Yellow Ribbon eligible. The maximum award amount is contingent upon the VA’s private school cap published on the VA website and the student’s enrollment status (full vs. part-time).

VA regulations state that students must exhaust the full Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit for the academic year ($21,084.89) before any Yellow Ribbon funding will be paid. 

Please note that active duty personnel are not eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program per VA regulation.


Students are responsible for completing all 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.

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

Post-9/11 GI Bill
Yellow Ribbon Program