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Lander Named a Yellow Ribbon School For Support of Veterans & Active Duty Military Students

July 11, 2016

Lander University has been named a Yellow Ribbon Program school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The designation comes in recognition of Lander’s support of veterans of military service.

“Lander is a strong supporter of the Yellow Ribbon Program and is proud to be officially recognized as a partner in it,” said Chris Giles, coordinator of Veterans Services at Lander. “We’re committed to those who have selflessly served our great nation. We have taken a vow to assist our service members with financial needs and other needs that might arise as they pursue a degree here at Lander University.”

Yellow Ribbon Program_WebThe Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It is designed to help students avoid having to pay out-of-pocket expenses for tuition and fees by allowing the university and the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund – partially or fully – the costs of a college education.

To take advantage of Yellow Ribbon Program benefits, a veteran or active duty service member must be enrolled in an approved program, such as the one at Lander. The requirements are that veterans must:

  • Have served a collective period of active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, of at least 36 months (three years);
  • Have been honorably discharged from active duty with a service-connected disability and have served 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001, or
  • Be a dependent eligible for Transfer Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service eligibility based upon the criteria listed above.

For more information about taking part in the benefits of the Yellow Ribbon Program at Lander, call (864) 388-8331 or send an email