Grundy, VA - The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) has been officially designated a Yellow Ribbon School for the 2013-14 academic year. Up to four students who have served in the Armed Forces will be awarded $5,000 in Yellow Ribbon funds, which will be matched by the Veterans Administration (VA). The Post-9/11 GI Bill also pays up to $18,077.50 per academic year for private schools to veterans with 100 percent eligibility.
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows ASL, a private institution, and the VA to provide matching funds to cover all or a portion of the outstanding amount of established charges not covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. These students, then, will receive a total of $28,077.50 for tuition. ASL's annual tuition is $31,000.
Eligible veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. The criteria are:
· Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
· Honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
· A dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above.
For information about financial aid at ASL, contact David Brookshire, Financial Aid Officer, at 276-244-1211. For additional information on the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and other education programs from the VA, visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html.