Yellow Ribbon Program

The Veteran's Administration (VA) requires all entering veterans to be formally admitted to the University in a VA approved education program before becoming eligible to receive VA benefits. Please visit WEAMS ( to view your options and verify if your program of interest is approved for education benefits.

Program Description

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for 2022-2023. The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon) is a provision of the4 Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and the Veterans Administration will match the same amount as the institution.

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Instructions for Requesting Participation

Before submitting a Request for Participation, candidates must be:

  • A CDU undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student in good academic standing, or
  • Officially accepted for admission to CDU for the 2022-2023 academic year AND have received a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) verifying 100% eligibility for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) benefits.
  • Students on Active Duty do not qualify for Yellow Ribbon.

Click here to complete A CDU Yellow Ribbon Request for Participation.