2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Veterans Benefits and Yellow Ribbon Program

Registrar's Service for US Veterans

The Veteran's Administration has approved many on-campus Lesley programs for VA benefit coverage. On-campus students should contact the Office of the University Registrar for information about VA benefits and program eligibility as not all programs are approved.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Lesley University proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Benefits Program (benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/yellow_ribbon.asp), making it possible for veterans and their dependents to earn a degree.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill®, developed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, pays full in-state tuition and fees at public schools. For private schools like Lesley, it covers tuition and fees up to a cap each year. You may qualify for tuition benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® if you’ve served at least 90 days on active duty since September 11, 2001.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. It helps close the gap between the amount the Post-9/11 GI Bill® covers and the actual amount for tuition and fees at private institutions. As a participating school, we’ve dedicated funds for the Yellow Ribbon Program that Veterans Affairs matches dollar for dollar.

You may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program if you:

  • have been honorably discharged from active duty
  • have been released from active duty and placed on the retired list or temporary disability retired list

  • have been released from active duty and transferred to the Fleet Reserve or Fleet Marine Corps Reserve

  • have been released from active duty for further service in a reserve component of the Armed Forces

  • have been honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability and served 30 continuous days since September 11, 2001

Your dependents may be eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

Questions regarding the Post 9/11 GI Bill® or the Yellow Ribbon Program should be directed to, Thomas Graves, Registrar Representative and VA Certifying Official at 617-349-8781 or tgraves@lesley.edu.

In accordance with S2248 PL 115-407 Section 103 Lesley University will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of a payment to be provided by the Secretary under chapter 31 or 33 of this title.

* GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/.