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Military Students, Veterans & Families

At Briar Cliff, we are proud to offer a 100-percent matching Yellow Ribbon program for eligible military service members, veterans and dependents. We also accept all chapters of military benefits and all state programs such as National Guard Education Assistance and Army/Air Force Tuition Assistance.

100% Matching Yellow Ribbon Program

How does the Yellow Ribbon program work?

Our Yellow Ribbon Agreement with the VA means we agree that 100 percent of your tuition and fees will be paid for between your Post-9/11 GI Bill and Briar Cliff University’s Yellow Ribbon matching program.  

Please contact our VA Certifying Official or Financial Aid Office for additional information regarding eligibility and how the program will work for you or your qualifying dependent.


Who is eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program?

You may be eligible if: 

  • You served at least 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001.
  • You were honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability, and served at least 30 continuous days after Sept. 10, 2001.
  • You are a dependent eligible for "Transfer Entitlement" under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Only veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate (based on service requirements) or their designated transferees may receive Yellow Ribbon funding. Active duty service members and their spouses are not eligible for this program (child transferees of active duty service members may be eligible if the service member is qualified at the 100-percent rate).

For more information, contact the office of financial aid.

Reduced Active Duty Military Rates

Students who are active duty military will receive reduced tuition rates for Briar Cliff’s degree completion programs:

Tuition for active duty military $250/credit hour
Additional student fees $35/credit hour
Total cost for active duty military $285/credit hour

Other Financial Aid Options

Briar Cliff also offers State and Federal Student Aid programs such as Iowa Tuition Grant, Pell Grant, Stafford Loans and Work Study that you or your dependent can layer on top of your military tuition benefits. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid webpage.


We’re here to help. Call (712) 279-5200 or contact the Office of Financial Aid online.