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Veteran Benefits

Army and Air Force ROTC cadets at Praying Hands MemorialThe University of Portland accepts veteran benefits for which we are qualified.

In order to process your benefits, all that we need is a copy of your Certificate of Eligibility (COE). We do not need a copy of your DD-214 or other documentation, and we cannot accept them in lieu of the COE.

Parents wishing to transfer Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) eligibility to their child can do so via eBenefits on the VA website. Once the transfer is confirmed, the student will then need to apply for the benefit which can also be done via eBenefits. The VA will send the student a COE once the application is approved. As stated above, we need the student’s COE and cannot confirm enrollment to the VA based on the transfer of eligibility confirmation.

VA Benefits Handbook

Applying for the Yellow Ribbon Program

Students who have 100% tuition coverage under Post-9/11 (Chapter 33) may qualify for the Yellow Ribbon program. University of Portland does not offer the Yellow Ribbon program to students pursuing a second bachelor’s degree. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are ineligible for Yellow Ribbon; however, dependents of active duty servicemembers are still eligible.

University of Portland has 55 Yellow Ribbon spots for undergraduate students and 25 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 school.

Once you have been admitted, you can apply for a Yellow Ribbon spot using the form linked below. Admitted students who are not yet confirmed will be informed if there is a spot available. This spot will be held for 14 days during which time a student must confirm their enrollment with a deposit via admissions. Students can request an extension of their hold by sending an email to We require this email come from the student’s email account. If the student fails to deposit or request an extension before their hold lapses, they will have waived their spot and will have to submit a new application. Spots will only be held for a total of 28 days (two 14 day holds) after which time a student will need to reapply.

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 email. Students who are not yet admitted will not have spots held for them, but are free to ask if there are spots available.

VA Resources

This collection of resources is intended to help you navigate the world of Veterans Affairs.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at