The Catholic University of America

July 22, 2009

CUA to Participate in Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program for Veterans

The Catholic University of America is pledging scholarship support for veterans and qualifying members of the military through participation in the Post-9/11 GI Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program.

As a Yellow Ribbon school, CUA will provide assistance for up to 250 members of the military who will study at the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. The program will go into effect on Aug. 1.

Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, colleges and universities enter into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and fund 50 percent of the tuition and fees above the basic GI Bill benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs then matches up to 50 percent of the remaining costs, thereby significantly reducing the tuition and fees for an undergraduate or graduate education at CUA.

"These scholarships are an investment in our veterans who have sacrificed so much on behalf of our country," said Sara Thompson, dean of the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. "It is an honor to serve our military through the Yellow Ribbon Program."

For more information about the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies' offerings to military service members and veterans, click here. (http://metro.cua.edu/military/index.cfm)