Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law participates in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program for all Law School programs. The following information applies for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic years. Information regarding the 2020-21 academic year should be available in April 2020.

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/fellowship, the Law School Yellow Ribbon Grant may replace the Law School scholarship/fellowship 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 before any Yellow Ribbon funding will be paid. The 2018-19 Post-9/11 tuition and fee rate is $23,671.94 and the 2019-20 Post-9/11 tuition and fee rate is $24,476.79.

Please note that active duty personnel are not eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program per VA regulation. Additionally, the VA must provide their Yellow Ribbon match in order for a student to be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon funds through the Law School. 

Eligibility for Yellow Ribbon funding cannot be guaranteed by the Law School until a student has officially submitted a tuition deposit. 


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

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. Government web site at