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July 7, 2009

Columbia Business School Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program

With Columbia University, Columbia Business School has signed on to a new program that offsets the cost of higher education for military veterans.

Topics: Leadership

As part of Columbia University’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Columbia Business School has announced that it will participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a supplement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill that further defrays the cost of higher education for military veterans. Columbia Business School will make contributions to cover a portion of the difference between tuition and the maximum amount of funding available to qualifying veterans under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The VA will match the School’s contribution dollar for dollar.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a new education benefit package provided by the VA. The new bill is more comprehensive than the original GI Bill, and extends benefit eligibility to officers who graduated from service academies or received ROTC. (However, time spent satisfying the Service Academy or ROTC active duty obligation does not count toward the active duty service requirement to qualify for GI Bill benefits.)

“Many of tomorrow’s leaders in the private and public sectors will emerge from the ranks of the brave men and women who have served this country,” said Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School. “Columbia Business School’s engagement with the Yellow Ribbon Program helps ensure that these future leaders have every opportunity to advance their careers.”

All of Columbia’s graduate and professional schools and its undergraduate School of General Studies intend to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For additional information about Columbia Business School’s participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please contact Marie Burks at meb2155columbia.edu or at 212-854-4622.