University of Denver Increases Its Commitment to Veterans
New changes implemented for the 2019-20 academic year
In support of students who have served our country, the University of Denver is increasing its backing of the Yellow Ribbon Program. Beginning this academic year, eligible Post- 9/11 GI Bill users pursuing any bachelor’s degree or graduate degree at the Daniels College of Business, Josef Korbel School of International Studies or Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) will have their tuition fully funded.
“It’s incredible to see the support that our chancellor and the University provide to our student veterans,” says Damon Vine, director of Veteran Services at DU. “We need our veterans to be thoroughly educated, and we hope by providing additional resources that we will be able to attract more veterans to the University of Denver.”
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post- 9/11 GI Bill that helps student veterans, as well as their eligible dependents, attend out-of-state or private universities. The VA contributes nearly $25,000 toward tuition, and participating universities contribute additional funding. In addition to the programs listed above, all other DU graduate programs will contribute $5,000 toward eligible students. The VA then matches that contribution.
“We have a long history of serving our veterans and being engaged in the efforts that our military is involved with,” says Chancellor Jeremy Haefner. “Veterans make great students. They offer a diverse global perspective in the classroom and add so much to the character of the University as a whole.”
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Denver 63rd on its list of “Best Colleges for Veterans.” To qualify for this ranking, a university most enroll a minimum number of veterans and active service members and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
“One of the things that I think was very helpful was how accepting everyone is here and welcoming to veterans,” says GSSW student Tracey Harris. “I love how this kind of opportunity opens the door for a lot of veterans to be able to go to an institution that is going to be able to tailor [education and programming] to their needs.
To learn more about the programs and services offered to veterans at the University, please visit DU’s Veteran Services.