- Created on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 13:43
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Qualifying military veterans have a new advantage if they’re interested in attending Columbus State University, thanks to CSU’s new status as a Yellow Ribbon School.
At Columbus State, the program will benefit veterans eligible for 100 percent Post-9/11 G.I. Bill education benefits who would be charged out-of-state tuition. Georgia, like many states, requires public universities to charge higher out-of-state tuition to residents who haven’t lived in the state for a year.
Effective this fall, those Chapter 33 veterans will now be eligible to receive $500 a semester from Columbus State toward covering out-of-state tuition, and the VA will match that amount, for a total of $1,000 in the fall or spring. The Yellow Ribbon Program award is available on a first-come basis, limited to 15 Chapter 33 students each semester.
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