Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program
The Catholic University of America is proud to continue its participation in the VA’s Yellow Ribbon Program. This program funds tuition and fee expenses that exceed the maximum amount paid by the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount. Students who are 100% eligible for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill may apply to The Catholic University of America’s Yellow Ribbon program. Openings in CUA's Yellow Ribbon program vary by school and level and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Download the 2012-13 academic year Yellow Ribbon Application here. (For spring 13, and summer 13)
Download the 2013-14 academic year Yellow Ribbon Application here. (For fall 13, spring 14, summer 14)
The VA makes tuition and fee payment(s) directly to the university; book and housing allowances are paid directly to the student.
Students Financial Responsibility in the Yellow Ribbon Program
If students elect to utilize institutional services not covered by the VA Yellow Ribbon Program, payment for those services is due in accordance with the posted deadlines on the Enrollment Services website
. Services such as university housing, meal plans, health services charges, tutoring fees, and some study abroad fees are not paid for by the VA, and are the responsibility of the student.
Students should plan to pay these charges at the beginning of each academic term and in accordance with the posted deadlines.
We highly recommend students utilize the payment plan
option to pay institutional fees which they may be receiving VA allowances for such as housing costs.
Students may enroll in an optional monthly payment plan for a nominal enrollment fee. Students enrolled in the payment plan will be billed monthly by the payment plan provider. Full payment of the amount billed by the payment plan provider does not necessarily mean the student’s CUA account is paid in full. Students must review their CUA account statements to ensure the budgeted payment plan payments are sufficient to cover their balances with the University.
Students are required to pay any outstanding balances above the budgeted payment plan amounts directly to the University by the payment due date.