Yellow Ribbon Program - Veterans Information - Defiance College

Yellow Ribbon Veterans Information

Veterans Programs


Eligible military veterans of the post-9/11 era may be able to attend Defiance College tuition-free. The College participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, part of the post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Yellow Ribbon Program
Veterans entitled to post-9/11 Chapter 33 GI Bill® at 100% may be eligible to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Defiance College has elected to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program to make additional funds available for your education program without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement.

Institutions that voluntarily enter into a Yellow Ribbon Agreement with VA choose the amount of tuition and fees that will be contributed. VA will match that amount and issue payment directly to the institution.


Yellow Ribbon Eligibility
Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive this funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100% rate).

Therefore, you may be eligible if:

Additionally, prospective students must meet all requirements for admission to Defiance College and must submit all application materials.


Offices to contact

Office of Admissions

Location: Serrick Campus Center, Admissions, Room 112
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday mornings

Brenda Averesch
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Recruitment Coordinator
Phone: 419-783-2352

The Office of Admissions assists students with all phases of the admission process. Applications for admission to Defiance College may be completed online.

Financial Aid Office

Location: Serrick Campus Center, Financial Aid Office, Room 204
Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2364

This office administers federal and college financial aid and on-campus employment.

Defiance College School Certifying Official / Registrar's Office

Location: Serrick Campus Center, Registrar's Office, Room 204
Hours: M-F, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: 419-783-2551

This office is responsible for the certification of veterans for benefits through the Veterans Administration as well as scheduling of classes, degree audit checks, graduation approval, transcripts, and many other academic services.