The Forever GI Bill eliminates the 15 year limitation for
qualifying students previously imposed upon Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients. Also,
provides additional qualifying students for Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Math (STEM) Programs, consolidates percentage of eligibility, along with
other additional changes. Learn More >>
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service provides
vocational-educational counseling to veterans and certain dependents. Learn more >>
The Yellow Ribbon Program is an additional benefit offered to
students who are 100% eligible for the Post 9-11 benefit and are not eligible
to petition for residency or who live out of state. Active duty Service members
and their spouses are not eligible for this program.
This benefit helps to alleviate the financial burden of students
who are charged the out of state tuition rate and are responsible for the
difference between out of state and in-state tuition. CU Denver contributes a
portion of the difference between out of state and in-state tuition and the VA
will match that contribution, not to exceed the difference between out of state
and in-state tuition.
There is a set number of dollars and slots allotted for Yellow
Ribbon. This Program is on a first come first serve basis and there is a
waitlist each semester. Yellow Ribbon contributions are applied to the Fall and
Spring semesters only, Summer semester does not receive a Yellow Ribbon
contribution. Awards are decided after census.
To be added to the Yellow Ribbon waitlist, send an email to VMSS@ucdenver.edu with
a subject line of "Please add to Yellow Ribbon Waitlist" and include
student name, student ID number, and start term. Please also attach a
Certificate of Eligibility (COE) showing eligibility percentage or an eBenefits
Summary through the eBenefits website with a date/time stamp for reference.
Student must be enrolled in classes to be added to the waitlist. Learn More >>8
Not all programs provided by the University of Colorado Denver are authorized for GI Bill use.
Follow the instructions provided below to ensure that your program is approved for GI Bill use.
- Go to VA WEAMS
- Click on the state of Colorado
- The alphabet will be listed at the top of the page. Click on “U”.
- The University of Colorado Denver will be listed below “Institution Name”, Click on “University of Colorado Denver”
- A link titled “Programs” will be listed below “Weams Institution Search”. Click on “Programs”.
- The link titled “Institution of High Learning” displays a list of approved degree programs. The link titled “Non College Degree” displays the list of approved Certificates.