Yellow Ribbon Program

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Dear All,

As many of you are aware, Widener Law School participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program.  If you are an eligible veteran, please read the information below which is an excerpt from the information on our webpage about this program.  If you qualify, you need to submit the form that will be available, on a first come first serve basis, on our website on Monday, August 16th at 10:00am.

Please read below to see if you will qualify for this program.


The Yellow Ribbon Program, part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, is a voluntary program that allows universities to fund additional tuition expenses exceeding the amount of the core benefit provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is determined based on the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. Institutions participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program can contribute up to 50% of the expenses that exceed the base benefit, and the Department of Veterans Affairs then matches the amount provided by the institution. The expected base rate for Delaware is 377/credit and the expected base rate for Pennsylvania is 934/credit.

Widener Law has elected to fund up to five JD students on each campus at the 100% participation rate for up to 36 credits for 2010-2011, including summer. Widener Law will contribute up to $14,094 for Delaware Campus law students and up to $4,068 for Harrisburg Campus law students. The difference in funding between the two law campuses is due to Veterans Affairs benefit calculations, and is different between Harrisburg and Delaware due to the different base award as determined by state.

Students interested in applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program should take note of the following requirements:

  • In order to be considered for the program, a student must be a JD student for the 2010-2011 academic year.
  • You must have applied to the VA for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits and expect that you will be approved to receive the maximum (100%) basic benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • To apply, interested students should take the following steps:

    • Apply to the VA for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. We recommend that students complete this process through the electronic application formprovided on the VA’s website.
    • Fill out  our simple web form when it’s available on August 16, 2010 at 10:00am. This form will collect directory information only and reserves your place in line by time stamping when the form is submitted.

Dorothy D. Hemphill
Assistant Dean and Registrar
Widener University School of Law


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