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Private College Funding for Vets


An Antioch University degree is closer than many veterans may realize. The private Antioch University Santa Barbara just joined the Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps fund expenses that exceed the benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For men and women who served honorably in the armed forces, the program gives some tuition reimbursement, and Antioch has upped its ante with direct tuition grants that do not take away from the GI Bill entitlement. Credit is given for military service, and participants can transfer up to 80 community college credits.

“The Yellow Ribbon Program broadens student’s higher education choices by eliminating or softening what is often the number one barrier: cost of attendance,” said Sharisse Estomo, director of admissions at Antioch (AUSB). “With cost being less of a factor in the decision-making process, students can base their decision to attend a private school like AUSB on the institution being the best all-around fit.” More information is at antiochsb.edu/yellowribbon.

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