Yellow Ribbon Program

NYU School of Law is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon program. Yellow Ribbon is a part of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 and provides education benefits to military veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001.  Under the program, the Department of Veterans Affairs matches an institution's Yellow Ribbon contibutions made to eligible veterans.

Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, NYU School of Law will contribute the maximum amount in Yellow Ribbon benefits to be matched by the VA for all Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans.  The combination of NYU School of Law's Yellow Ribbon contribution with the VA's GI-Bill® benefits and its Yellow Ribbon matching amount is anticipated to cover the full cost of law school tuition, mandatory fees, and basic student health insurance.  In order for a student to be eligible to receive Yellow Ribbon funds from NYU School of Law, the VA must provide the matching amount. Only veterans entitled to the maximum GI-Bill® benefit rate (100%, based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive Yellow Ribbon funding.  There is no maximum number of enrolling veterans who may receive Yellow Ribbon benefits from NYU School of Law.  All VA eligibility guidelines will also apply to NYU's Yellow Ribbon Program.  If you are an eligible veteran and enrolled (or will enroll) at NYU School of Law, please contact Student Financial Services at to notify us of your interest in the program.  We will ask you to submit a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE) to the School of Law's Office of Records and Registration prior to the start of the academic year in order to process Yellow Ribbon benefits.  NOTE:  A COE is not the same as a Statement of Benefits.  The Statement of Benefits makes no mention of Yellow Ribbon Eligibility and will not be accepted for processing benefits.

The Law School's liaison to University offices involved with veteran educational benefits and benefit processing is Clara Perez.  Clara can be reached by email at or by phone at 212-998-6050.  Depending on the nature of the question, Clara will be able to respond to inquiries directly or work in coordination with other University offices to obtain answers for veterans who may have questions about their VA educational benefit processing.

Veterans may also contact the VA directly at 1-888-GIBILL1 (442-4551).  GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  More information about education benefits offered by the VA is available at the official U.S. government website.