Otterbein is proud to be a participant in the national Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to help U.S. military veterans attend college and earn a degree. Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans who apply and are accepted to Otterbein are able to attend tuition free.
The Yellow Ribbon Program expands the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, which pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition for eligible veterans, by working with participating institutions to cover tuition costs higher than the state school fees.
The VA will cover a portion of a veteran's tuition and Otterbein will provide a grant to pay the remaining amount, allowing eligible veterans to attend tuition free. In addition, eligible dependents will receive a monthly housing allowance and an annual books and supplies stipend.
Service members enrolled in the Post-9/11 GI Bill program can also transfer unused educational benefits to their spouses or children effective Aug. 1, 2009. See the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs site to learn more about the Yellow Ribbon program.
How to Attend Otterbein Under the Yellow Ribbon Program
- Apply for the program on the GI Bill website. Successful applicants will receive a certificate of coverage.
- Apply to Otterbein University. If accepted, enroll in the university and mail your certificate of coverage to:
Office of the Registrar
1 South Grove Street
Westerville, OH 43081
attn: Laurie Mayhew
Questions about Otterbein and the Yellow Ribbon Program? For questions about your eligibility for the program, see the GI Bill website or call them at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) to speak with a Veterans Benefits Counselor. For questions about Otterbein's involvement in the program:
- Undergraduate Program - (614) 823-1500
- Graduate Program - (614) 823-3210