Albany Law School recently announced that it will offset $10,000 in tuition for up to 10 qualifying post-9/11 veterans during the 2009-2010 school year through participation in the federal Yellow Ribbon Program.
The Post-9/11 GI Bill covers tuition up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition. By volunteering to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Albany Law School, a private institution, will directly contribute $5,000 per student toward the tuition difference. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will then provide an additional $5,000 in matching funds for each student.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, passed last year by the federal government to enhance the educational support available for veterans. The program begins on Aug. 1, 2009, and is available for veterans who have served for at least three years since Sept. 11, 2001, or who served for at least 30 days and were disabled during duty.