NYU-Poly joins national “Yellow Ribbon” Program for college-bound Veterans; scholarships available for post-9/11 vets

Original Release: July 14, 2009

Polytechnic Institute of NYU has joined the “Yellow Ribbon” program and offers scholarships, stipends, and other benefits covering fees and textbooks for eligible veterans.

The Yellow Ribbon benefit was introduced by the federal government to help veterans attend college. It is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It supplements the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and allows private U.S. colleges and universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The VA matches tuition contributions made by participating private institutions of higher education.

NYU-Poly has established an Office of Veterans’ Affairs as a resource for all veterans attending or considering NYU-Poly. In addition to offering information and guidance with the application, enrollment, and financial aid processes, this office provides academic advisement and personal and professional development guidance.

“This commitment to veterans means we are a proud member of the Yellow Ribbon GI Enhancement Program that enables veterans to study at NYU-Poly while receiving exceptional financial benefits,” said Jerry M. Hultin, president of NYU-Poly. “Indeed, when GI Bill benefits are combined with Yellow Ribbon benefits, and with support from NYU-Poly, a veteran may be able to attend NYU-Poly with 100 percent of tuition and fees covered.”