Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

Wake Forest University welcomes all Veterans and is a partner in the Yellow Ribbon Program, sponsored by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who are 100% eligible for Post 9/11 educational benefits and are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon program can receive up to $15,500 in matching funds from the University per academic year. Eligibility for Veteran’s benefits is assessed by the VA. We advise students to visit the VA website or their local VA office to begin the process for obtaining a “Certificate of Eligibility”. This COE must be shared with the financial aid office staff so funds can be requested on your behalf. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Wake Forest University School of Business has partnered with the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement campaign, which helps veterans and eligible dependents pay the cost of tuition. Funds are available for all Wake Forest graduate business programs. The Yellow Ribbon campaign is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and provides matching scholarship funds to honor military service for those serving post 9/11. Veterans (or dependents) who are 100% eligible and qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program will receive up to $15,500 in matching funds from the University per academic year.

Next Steps:

  • To take advantage of this program, please verify your Yellow Ribbon Program eligibility with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Complete the Yellow Ribbon application process through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

For more information on making the transition from the military to pursuing a graduate degree in business, contact Kevin Bender, Executive Director Enrollment Management and Lieutenant Colonel US Army Reserve, at 336.758.3091 or