The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows US institutions of higher learning to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maximum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

  • Do I qualify?
    • You must qualify for the Post-9/11 GI Bill at the 100% eligibility tier
    • Be an enrolled AUP student or pending admission (Part-time and visiting students from other institutions are NOT eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program at AUP)
  • How does it work?
    • AUP receives your official Certificate of Eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and verifies the 100% eligibility
    • After applying the Post-9/11 GI Bill to your annual tuition and fees, AUP applies the AUP Yellow Ribbon Scholarship up to €6000 per year and the Yellow Ribbon Program matches those funds
    • *NOTE: The Yellow Ribbon Program covers tuition and fees that are billable to the VA and does NOT cover housing or other fees  
  • Under this agreement, Yellow Ribbon Program participants should note:

    • The combination of university aid and outside aid designated for tuition (i.e. GI Bill & Yellow Ribbon Program) shall not exceed the cost of tuition and fees
    • AUP cannot certify Yellow Ribbon Program benefits retroactively and will not certify any student for past semesters in which a student may have been eligible for Yellow Ribbon Program benefits


Estimated Tuition for Fall & Spring Scenario 1 (with payment out of pocket) Scenario 2
Fall & Spring (Tuition, Health, Course Fees, etc...) * €36,944 € 35,584
Post 9/11 GI Bill** €24,000 (maximum) €24,000 (maximum)
AUP Yellow Ribbon Scholarship (Maximum € 6000) €6,000 €5,792
Yellow Ribbon Program Funds (Maximum € 6000) €6,000 €5,792
Total Due to AUP (Out of pocket payment) €944 €0

* Amounts may vary between graduate, undergraduate studies, health insurance and course fees

**Approximate euro conversion (rates august 2023) of $27,120.05, the maximum post 9/11 GI BILL payment rate for 2023-2024.

For accurate estimation amount of tuition and fees, please refer to our Undergraduate or Graduate tuition fees website.