Veteran and Military Center

Yellow Ribbon and Residency Program

Wright State is a proud participant in the Department of Veteran Affairs Yellow Ribbon program.

What does the Yellow Ribbon Program do? 

Yellow Ribbon is an agreement between the Department of Veterans Affairs and Wright State University to provide up to 50% of the tuition not covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. For almost all programs at Wright State that means matching up to 50% of the out-of-state/non-residency costs. Eligibility is only limited for those students applying to the Boonshoft School of Medicine and the School of Professional Psychology. Please reach out to the VMC with questions.


To utilize the Yellow Ribbon Program you must be a recipient of the Post 9/11 GI Bill® at the 100% level. You can read more about the Post/911 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon on the VA FAQ page.

Using Yellow Ribbon at Wright State

In practice the Yellow Ribbon program will provide support for those individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition. Given many of the laws in Ohio, most student veterans and dependents who attend Wright State will qualify as in-state residents and therefore in-state tuition. .

Please peruse the University Policy 3060 on Residency to see if you will meet the residency requirements. In particulate sections C-4, C-5, or C-7 are specifically targeted towards those using military benefits.

If you do not meet any of these qualifications or you want to attempt to use the Yellow Ribbon program you must complete a residency petition. Your eligibility for Yellow Ribbon will be determined following the completion of the residency petition and all of the normal procedures necessary to utilize your Post-9/11 GI Bill® at Wright State.