Yellow Ribbon Program

Stanford GSB participates in the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008, the Yellow Ribbon Program: a grant that is available to eligible military candidates.

Stanford GSB will match up to full tuition and mandatory fees (minus Stanford medical insurance*) for MBA students who are Yellow Ribbon eligible and opt to receive these benefits. These students will not be eligible to receive additional need-based fellowships but are eligible for student loans if needed. All other MBA veteran students who are not eligible for Yellow Ribbon or vocational rehabilitation are encouraged to apply for need-based fellowships to help supplement their VA benefits.

Eligibility criteria require that you fall into one of these categories:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty of at least 36 months after September 10, 2001.
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and you served at least 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • Are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities serves as the liaison between the university, its students, and the various federal, state, and local agencies concerned with veterans’ benefits. Review the website for additional information about education benefits for veterans at Stanford.

*Yellow Ribbon match does not cover medical insurance since veterans have primary coverage through the US Department of Veterans Affairs.