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Veterans Have More Options for College with Yellow Ribbon Program

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  Veterans now have more options for college, thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill Program.

Last year the Post-9/11 GI Bill passed Congress, creating the Y Yellow Ribbon Program, which gives qualified vets more options.  It makes out-of-state, private, and graduate education more affordable.  Before this, the GI Bill mainly paid for in-state undergrad tuition.

To qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must have served at least 36 months on active duty, or at least 30 days before being discharged for a service-related injury.

31 schools in Washington state are participating.  Locally, WSU Tri-Cities, Walla Walla University, and Whitman college have put forth money, which will be matched by the VA  for students to go there.

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