MIT Student Financial Services Scholarships, grants and fellowships

The Yellow Ribbon Program at MIT

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the maximum private tuition allowance of $17,500.  The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the VA will match the same amount as the institution.  More information at the Yellow Ribbon Program can be found at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Please contact us at with questions.


You must apply for your benefits under the GI bill and you must be entitled to receive 100% of the benefits payable under the Post 9/11 GI Bill Program.  In addition, you must be enrolled in one of the following programs at MIT for the 2014-2015 academic year:

School/Program MIT Contribution Amount Max # of Students
Sloan School of Management:
  • 30 students
Urban Planning and Studies
  • 2 students


  • The awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The first eligible students in each school/program who apply for their benefits will receive the award.

How to Apply

If you wish to be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must submit to Student Financial Services:

  1. Copy of Certificate of Eligibility form the VA showing “100% of the benefits payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill program”.
  2. Submit a Request for Certification of Enrollment for Veteranís Educational Benefits.