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Yellow Ribbon Program

Drexel University has committed $2 million to offer free education to an unlimited number of military veterans across all of the University's full- and part-time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs — both on campus and online — as part of its participation in the new GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program.

In the program, a partnership between the federal government and Drexel, the University will match the government's contribution to the cost of an education, allowing eligible veterans to attend Drexel with no out-of-pocket expenses.

Yellow Ribbon Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of attending Drexel University under the Yellow Ribbon program?

  1. Free tuition.
  2. Yellow Ribbon pays for all University fees, and there is also a book allowance.
  3. No cap on number of Yellow Ribbon participants.
  4. All programs on all campuses and online are available to Yellow Ribbon participants.

How do I find out if I'm eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Please visit the GI Bill® website. Drexel fully participates in this aspect of the GI Bill®, so if the benefit is transferred to a spouse or child, that person can certainly apply to Drexel.

Can I use my Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits if I'm on active duty?

Yes, you can. If you've served at least 90 days, you can receive a tuition benefit based on how long you've served. For more information, please view the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Education Benefits.

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

If I'm not eligible under the Yellow Ribbon program, do I have benefits under the regular GI Bill?

The Department of Veterans Affairs has complete information on the GI Bill® website.

I live in another state — can I still attend Drexel and receive Yellow Ribbon benefits?

Absolutely. You can live anywhere in the world and still receive a Drexel education free of charge.

What are Drexel's admission requirements for Yellow Ribbon participants?

The same standards apply for anyone seeking admission to Drexel University. Please visit the Admissions website for a complete guide to admissions at Drexel.

What steps do I have to go through to apply to Drexel as a Yellow Ribbon participant?

  1. Review the VA's Yellow Ribbon website. This site gives you instructions regarding eligibility and applying for your Certificate of Eligibility through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    NOTE: You must start the process by applying for your Certificate of Eligibility through the VA. You may wish to seek assistance from your base education specialist, Family Readiness Center, or from your VA representative.
  2. Apply to Drexel and be accepted as a student. The application fee is waived if you apply online. Apply Online to Drexel.
  3. Once you receive your Certificate of Eligibility from the VA, please fax, email, mail or hand deliver the certificate to:
    Drexel University
    Drexel Central
    3141 Chestnut Street
    Main Building
    Suite 106
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Faxes can be sent to 215.895.6903. Mark them "attn: VA Certification." Email may be sent via AskDrexel.

What tuition will I be charged at Drexel?

Tuition is free for Yellow Ribbon participants whether you study on one of our campuses or online, full- or part-time. University fees are also paid by the VA, which offers a book allowance as well. A housing stipend might be available to you under the program.

Does Drexel cap the number of military personnel it accepts under Yellow Ribbon?

No. We will accept all who are eligible under the Yellow Ribbon program as long as they meet the requirements for admission to the University and their chosen program and are extended an offer of admission from the University.

What programs at Drexel are available to me under Yellow Ribbon?

All Drexel University programs and degrees are open to Yellow Ribbon participants — at our University City and Center City campuses, as well as the Queen Lane campus. You may also enroll in an online program through Drexel University Online.