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Veterans Can Attend ONU Tuition-free Through Yellow Ribbon Program

Jul 15, 2009
Ohio Northern University has entered into the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows eligible military veterans to attend ONU tuition-free for up to four years beginning in fall 2009.

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008. As a participant in the program, Ohio Northern has promised to cover 50 percent of any tuition and fees that remain after Post-9/11 benefits have been used by an eligible service member. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will match the contribution made by Ohio Northern, allowing eligible military veterans to attend ONU tuition-free.

"Ohio Northern University is quite pleased to be able to support qualified veterans under this very special program," said Karen Condeni, ONU vice president and dean of enrollment. "We look forward to seeing more of these students here and helping to build their careers after military service."

ONU's pledge in the Yellow Ribbon Program extends to any eligible veteran enrolled in any academic program at ONU, with no limit on the number of participating veterans.

Eligibility includes those military veterans who have served at least 36 months of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, as well as those veterans who have served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001, and were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability. Eligibility also extends to dependents who qualify for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran's service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Additional information about the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act can be obtained through Ohio Northern's Financial Aid office or through the GI Bill Web site at www.gibill.va.gov

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