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JD Fees & Financial Support

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as Chapter 33, is the most commonly used VA educational benefits program at Stanford.  This program provides funding for tuition, required fees, books and housing.  The level of an individual student's Chapter 33 benefits is determined by the qualifying veteran's length of military service since 9/11/2001.  For the 2014-15 academic year, the base benefit for tuition and fees is capped at $20,235.02.

If you qualify for Chapter 33 benefits at the 100% level, you will receive additional funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Under this program, Stanford Law School provides an annual contribution to supplement the Chapter 33 base tuition benefit.  The VA matches Stanford's Yellow Ribbon contribution.  For the 2014-15 academic year, Stanford Law School's annual Yellow Ribbon contribution for students will be 50% of the remaining tuition and fees with the VA providing the other 50%.  This means that the full cost of tuition and fees will be covered for Yellow Ribbon eligible veterans.

Most of the VA educational benefit programs pay benefits directly to the students on a monthly basis.  However, under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), the VA sends tuition and fees benefits to Stanford, where the Central Financial Aid Office is responsible for applying the funds to the student account (university bill).  Chapter 33 books and housing benefits are sent directly to students monthly.  You may need to apply the housing benefits to the university bill to pay for on-campus room and board.