Yellow Ribbon

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.


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:

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and you served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001.
  • You are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

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



Location: Serrick Campus Center, Room 112
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday mornings
The Office of Admissions assists students with all phases of the admission process.
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Jack Lawson
Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support Coordinator
Location: Defiance Hall, Room 105
Phone: 419-783-2313


Location: Serrick Campus Center, Room 204
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 419-783-2364
This office administers federal and college financial aid and on-campus employment.


Location: Serrick Campus Center, Room 204
Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 419-783-2375
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.