Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) was established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 to provide supplemental education funding to veterans by matching contributions made by participating colleges and universities.

As a Yellow Ribbon Program participant for all undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Lehigh provides the Yellow Ribbon Program benefit for up to ten undergraduate students per year.

Students are selected for admission based on the merits of their accomplishments and potential. The YRP benefit will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis in order of the receipt of the application for admission among those veterans who are selected for admission.

Lehigh will pay half of the difference between the VA's base benefit and Lehigh's tuition, and the VA will match our contribution. Our grant is for tuition only. The student may, of course, apply for financial aid, but in most cases the VA's other benefits may meet the student's need.

Interested candidates should apply for admission to Lehigh University and also apply for benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill® and VA education benefits, please call 1-888-GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551) or visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The Department of Veterans Affairs toll-free number and website provide:

  • Information on VA education benefits 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • The ability to ask questions or send an inquiry
  • Obtain information on your own benefits account if you receive Montgomery GI Bill® benefits
  • Speak with an education case manager Monday through Friday during normal business hours

For more information on VA Benefits, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or contact the Office of Financial Aid at

Lehigh admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin.