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Cost and Financial Aid

Yellow Ribbon Application

Thank you for your interest in the Yellow Ribbon Program at Monmouth University. Please note that there are a very limited number of seats in this program and available seats are awarded based on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have completed the Yellow Ribbon application process. As such, it is critical that you complete your application in a timely manner.

To be considered for the Yellow Ribbon Program, you must:

  1. Submit an online Yellow Ribbon Application.
  2. E-mail or fax a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to Tabitha Conlan at 732-923-4791 or (Note: Your benefit rate must be 100%.)
  3. E-mail or fax a copy of your DD-214(Veterans only) to Tabitha Conlan at 732-923-4791 or

Please note that you may not submit this application until you have committed to attend the University.

  • At the undergraduate level, “committed” means that you have submitted an enrollment deposit (if pursuing full-time study) or have returned the part-time reply form.
  • At the graduate level, you must be registered for classes.

Your application will NOT be considered until it is complete and all required documentation has been received by the Financial Aid Office. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office once your application, Certificate of Eligibility, and DD-214 (if applicable) have been reviewed and a determination of your eligibility for Monmouth University Yellow Ribbon funding has been made. Note that submission of an application is not a guarantee of Yellow Ribbon funding by either the University or the Veteran’s Administration.

NOTE: If you are currently serving on active duty, neither you or your spouse are eligible for Yellow Ribbon funding; dependent children, under certain conditions, may be eligible. You are encouraged to consult the Department of Veteran Affairs regarding your eligibility at

If you are on active duty and will be released prior to beginning your enrollment at Monmouth, you may apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program but you must provide a copy of your DD-214 to the Financial Aid Office at least two weeks in advance of beginning your enrollment in order to receive funding. Students who submit the DD-214 less than two weeks prior to the beginning of the term will be considered on a space available basis for the Yellow Ribbon Program.

If you have any questions regarding your admission status please contact Patrick Dorsey at 732-263-5873, for questions regarding financial aid please contact Tabitha Conlan at 732-263-5506, and for questions regarding veterans’ services please contact Xochil Ramirez at 732-263-5258.

What does Yellow Ribbon cover?

Once you have exhausted the private institution tuition and fee cap for the Post 911 GI Bill® (2021-22 cap is $26,042.81), the Yellow Ribbon benefit will pay tuition costs up to $8,335 per academic year.  The Department of Veteran Affairs will match up to our Yellow Ribbon contribution of $8,335.  Full-time undergraduate tuition is covered for 12 to 18 credits per semester.  Some fees may not be covered and if you exceed 18 credits in a semester, you will be charged a per credit rate.  You will be responsible for any balance the Yellow Ribbon contribution does not cover.  Also the Yellow Ribbon benefit, in most cases, does not cover summer classes.  Please check with the Financial Aid Office for other financial aid options for summer.

For the 2020-21 academic year, Monmouth University’s Yellow Ribbon Program will have a total of 40 seats available for both new and continuing students.