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Our Pro Bono Collaborative mobilizes Rhode Island law firms, law students and community organizations to provide desperately needed legal assistance for the underserved residents of the state.  The unique program includes 10 major law firms, over 20 community-based organizations and several dozen law students.

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Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program

 

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  This program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting institutions) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tutition rate.  The institution can contribute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. Only individuals entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) may receive this funding.  Therefore, you may be eligible if:

 

  • You served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, or at least 36 months;
  • You were honarbly 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.

Roger Williams University School of Law participates fully in the Yellow Riboon Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.   For more informaiton please visit the links below:

http://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/yellow_ribbon.asp

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/yellow_ribbon/2014/states/ri.asp

 

For additional questions about the Yellow Ribbon Program at Roger Williams University School of Law, please contact Financial Aid at or 401-254-4510.