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Yellow Ribbon Program

Additional Financial Assistance

New York Tech is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program is designed to provide veterans with additional financial assistance for tuition and fees that exceed benefits available under the Post 9/11 GI BILL®. GI BILL® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Effective August 1, 2023, the Post-9/11 GI BILL® pays up to $27,120.05 per academic year at New York Tech.

About the Yellow Ribbon Program

  • During the 2023–2024 academic year, New York Institute of Technology will contribute an unlimited amount of funding (to be matched by the VA) for an unlimited number of qualifying post-9/11 veterans.
  • Unlimited amount of funding means New York Institute of Technology will cover 50% of the remaining tuition and fees that exceeds the Post-9/11 GI BILL® contribution. The VA will cover the other remaining 50% of the tuition and fees.
  • Unlimited number of qualifying post-9/11 veterans means New York Institute of Technology will offer Yellow Ribbon to every eligible veteran matriculating at New York Institute of Technology. New York Institute of Technology does not put a cap on the number of recipients per academic year.
  • Awards are provided on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible applicants; preference is given to veterans who have received Yellow Ribbon program support in previous semesters.
  • You must be eligible for the maximum benefit rate under the Post-9/11 GI BILL®.
  • Please be aware that your academic standing may affect your financial aid if you are not meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). This SAP policy is separate and distinct from both the Academic Probation and Suspension policy administered by the Office of the Registrar and the SAP policy of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions.
  • NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine Students: Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards for Title IV Funding, Veterans, and Yellow Ribbon for Medical Students – In order to retain Title IV Financial Aid funding, students must meet NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine's SAP standards:
    • Successfully complete all of their courses/clerkships (no course failures) for each academic year.
    • Complete degree requirements within six (6) years (150% of the standard four years) of enrollment, following the first day of attendance. Exceptions may be made for periods when the student may be withdrawn from the College.

Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program

Application Process

The Office of the Registrar will alert all eligible students when the Yellow Ribbon Program application process is open each semester for submissions and will provide all necessary instructions via email.