Franklin Pierce University participates in new Yellow Ribbon Program

July 14, 2009

Yellow Ribbon Program
Franklin Pierce University is proud to participate in the GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program. 

(RINDGE, NH) - Franklin Pierce University is proud to announce participation in the new GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program. This program benefits military veterans who have served since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It provides each eligible veteran with tuition, housing, books and supplies stipends of up to $4,986 for undergraduates and up to $1,000 for graduates each year starting Aug. 1, 2009. The student must continue to maintain satisfactory progress, conduct and attendance to remain eligible. Returning veterans with six years of service may assign their educational benefits to their children if they choose not to participate in the program themselves.

Matching Yellow Ribbon funds will be awarded to 100 eligible individuals who apply to the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless if the individual will be attending classes full- or part-time. This agreement covers Franklin Pierce University's College at Rindge and the College of Graduate and Professional Studies campuses including locations in Concord, Lebanon, Manchester and Portsmouth, N.H., as well as our online programs.

"We felt that it was essential for Franklin Pierce to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program," said Kenneth Ferreira, Executive Director of Student Financial Services at Franklin Pierce University. "This new source of financial assistance for qualified veterans or the children of qualified veterans will help students gain access to higher education at any one of our New Hampshire and online locations. Our University is committed to this program, and we're proud to have been accepted by the VA as a participating institution."

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. This program allows colleges and universities in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to half of those expenses and VA will match the amount. Franklin Pierce University is offering the maximum allowable scholarship for New Hampshire in an effort to provide important higher education access to our Post-9/11 veterans.

Interested applicants should apply directly through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Web site at www.GIBILL.VA.gov. Download our brochure, for information on Franklin Pierce's programs and participation. For more information about financial aid, call our Student Financial Services office at 1.877.372.7347. 

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Franklin Pierce University is a small, private, regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission focuses on preparing citizens and leaders of conscience for a new century who make significant contributions to their professions and communities, whether their aspirations are local or global.