Financial Aid: Yellow Ribbon Program
The University of Portland has 50 Yellow Ribbon spots for undergraduate students and 10 spots for graduate students. Per VA regulations, these spots must be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis within the application process determined by the schools.
To apply for Yellow Ribbon coverage, contact the Veterans Certifying Official via e-mail using the firstname.lastname@example.org address. Use the subject line “Yellow Ribbon Enrollment” and include your name and UP ID number, if known, in the body.
Admitted students who are not yet confirmed will be informed if there is a spot available. This spot will be held for 30 days and the student will be given the spot once they have confirmed their enrollment with a deposit. If the student fails to deposit within 30 days, they will have waived their spot and will have to send a new e-mail if they wish to have a spot held. Spots will only be held for a total of 60 days, after which time a student will have to deposit first and then inquire about availability.
Current students and admitted students who have already deposited will be informed whether or not they have a spot. They will be automatically enrolled in the program if a spot is available.
In either of the above situations, if a spot is not available students will be placed on a waitlist for the next available spot. If the spot comes available, students will be notified via e-mail. Current students or admitted students who have already deposited will be automatically enrolled in the Yellow Ribbon program. Admitted students who have not yet deposited will have thirty days from when the e-mail is sent to deposit or they will waive their enrollment and the spot will go to the next person on the wait list.
Students who are not yet admitted will not have spots held for them, but are free to ask if there are spots available.