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Yellow Ribbon Program

Winthrop University is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program allows approved institutions of higher learning and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to contribute tuition and fee expenses that exceed the established thresholds under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

For 2017-18, Winthrop’s maximum contribution is $7,500 per student per year, and the VA will match this amount. This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 20 eligible undergraduate and 5 eligible graduate students per year. To receive Yellow Ribbon funds, the student has to be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill at the 100% level, not be on active duty (or using the transferred entitlement of an active-duty spouse) and be an out-of-state resident.

View the Yellow Ribbon Program Application (pdf - 26 kb).

For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit

ACT11 and Policy 702

A new bill has been implemented that requires universities to charge qualifying individuals in-state tuition regardless of residency status. For more information please visit the website regarding covered individuals.

To Qualify You Must Either Be:

  • A student who is receiving Ch. 33 Post 9/11 or Ch. 30 Montgomery GI Bill Educational Benefits, who has separated from the military within three years of beginning at the University, and who is living in South Carolina.
  • A student who is receiving Ch. 33 Post 9/11 Transfer of Entitlement benefits, whose parent/guardian/spouse is either ACTIVE or has been released from the military in the PAST 3 YEARS, and who is living in South Carolina.
Please see below for instructions on how to apply for in-state residency with the Office of Admissions. Once they approve your residency, please contact the Veterans Benefits Coordinator.

TO APPLY FOR IN-STATE RESIDENCY (to be completed and submitted to the Office of Admissions) 

 Obtain a copy of one of the following. This copy must include your Full Name and Permanent Address on it:

  • SC Driver's License
  • Apartment/Home Lease
  • Dorm/On-Campus Housing Agreement
  • Apartment/Home Bill

Additionally, please complete the Military Residency Form. Make sure to include the requested attachments requested at the bottom of this form with it when you submit to Admissions.
Download the SC Residency Form now (PDF)

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