Palmer Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program
Through a unique program offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs (VA), Palmer College of Chiropractic is making it possible for
eligible U.S. veterans enrolled or about to enroll at any of Palmer’s
three campuses to have up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition
and fees associated with education programs covered for a one-year
period. Known as the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, the
plan covers all undergraduate and graduate tuition not already provided
for by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.
Post-9/11 GI Bill offers financial support for education and housing to
individuals with at least 90 days of collective service on or after
Sept. 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected
disability after 30 days. Those service members also must have received
an honorable discharge to be eligible for the funding.
provision of the bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows U.S.
degree-granting institutions to enter into an agreement with the VA to
fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state
undergraduate tuition rate. Each participating institution can
contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses and the VA will match the
same amount as the institution.
Starting Aug. 1, 2011,
qualifying veterans who are current or incoming students at one of
Palmer’s campuses will be able to apply to the Yellow Ribbon Program on a
first-come, first-served basis. Those accepted will have their tuition
costs covered for one year, beginning with the fall 2011 term.
other undergraduate and chiropractic colleges and universities
participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program at varying levels, Palmer has
made a commitment to participate in the program at the highest possible
discount to students.
The Yellow Ribbon Program is one of several
ways Palmer College is supporting U.S. veterans and military personnel.
At its clinics, active-duty military personnel, qualified veterans and
their families are given free chiropractic care. Palmer also provides
its senior-level interns an opportunity to work with a staff
chiropractor located in a Department of Defense or Veterans Affairs
Current or prospective Palmer students interested in applying to the Yellow Ribbon Program should contact:
• Mindy Leahy, Registrar’s Office, Davenport Campus, (563) 884-5647
• Brenda Alvarez, Financial Planning, West Campus, (408) 944-6023
• Jaclyn McKay, Student Administrative Services, Florida Campus, (386) 763-2667