military veterans at Tuck
May 28, 2021

Tuck Increases Support for Military Veterans

By Diane Bonin, Director of Financial Aid, and Lesley Nesbitt, Associate Director, Admissions Yield, Military Liaison

Earlier this month, Tuck's leadership approved new agreement terms for the School’s participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill®/Yellow Ribbon Program, increasing tuition contributions to the highest level seen in recent years.

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions to enter into a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the annual VA cap of $26,042.81 at private institutions for individuals who qualify for the 100 percent eligibility tier. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

Tuck has long participated in the YRP without limitation on the number of veterans enrolled and with generous financial support. Starting with academic year 2021-22, the School will participate at a maximum level of $26,000 in funding which will cover full tuition.

We are incredibly proud of our veteran Tuck students and this new agreement reflects our commitment to their success; we stand ready to help you in whatever ways we can!

Veterans are a vibrant and vital part of what makes the Tuck community distinctive among the world’s top MBA programs. If you have questions about applying to Tuck, feel encouraged to reach out and connect with Lesley Nesbitt, Associate Director, Admissions Yield, Military Liaison. You are also welcome to contact our Tuck Veterans Club—they’re always happy to answer your questions and share their Tuck experience. Finally, don’t hesitate to reach out to Diane Bonin, Director of Financial Aid, who is Tuck’s School Certifying Official for VA benefits.

Visit the VA website for up-to-date information on the Post-9/11 GI Bill®/Yellow Ribbon Program.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website.